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Neelamperoor Palli Bhagavathi Temple

Neelamperoor Pally Bhagavathi Temple has a history of about 1700 years and it is one of the few relics of the Buddhist culture in Kerala, India. It is about 3 km west of Kurichy out post in Kottayam-Changanacherry Main Central Road.The principal deity of the temple is Goddess Vanadurga. On the southeast corner behind the sanctum sanctorum is an image of the snake god. Outside the main temple are the temples of lords Ganapathi, Siva, dharmasasta, Maha Vishnu and Rakshasas. The priest belongs to Kollapally Madom in Neelamperoor. On special occasion the chief priest from the family Kannampally at Ayamkudy comes. Every day poojas are performed. The Maharaja of Travancore sponsored the first pooja of every day, but his sponsorship stopped with the decay of monarchy. Pudding is the main offering to propitiate the deity; its preparation differs from what it is done in other temples. The water for this purpose is taken from the unripe coconut.

Location : Kurichy - Eara - Kavalam Rd, Neelamperoor, Kerala 686532

Gods : Bhagavathy

Landmark : Nearest railway station: Changanassery, about 10 kms Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 101 kms

Festivals :

The temple has two festivals: the ten-day festival in the solar month Meenam with its ninth day falling on pooram and the Pooram Padayani which starts from the day next to Thiruvonam in Chingam (the first solar month of the Keralite calendar) and lasts till pooram, the birth day of the deity.

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