Putheyakavil Devi Temple


Putheyakavill Devi Temple is situated in the Highrange, (Highrange is the high altitude region of Kerala) located in Nariyampara, Kattappana zilla of Idukki district, Kerala state in India. It is located near the tourist spots Munnar and Thekkady. Other towns and cities nearby are Kottayam, Nedumkandam, Idukki, Mundakayam, Thodupuzha, Kanjirappally, Palai, Kumily, and Kothamangalam.

Putheyakavil Devi Temple is a family temple of Kalloorath family. This temple is co-related to Moothedathu Devi Temple, Vaikom.The story behind the co-relation is very interesting .The GrandFather of Gowrikuttapan (eldest member Kalloorath family) was staunch believer of Moothedathu Devi. He was also the velichappadu of Moothedathu Devi Temple. Next generation of Kalloorath family (Father of Gowri Kuttapan ) did not take up the position of Velichapaadu,so after the Gowri Kuttapan's Grandfather, Gowri Kuttapan GrandFather's Sword was with Gowri Kuttapan .

Gowri Kuttapan after her marriage with Kuttapan, settled at Kattappana . During this period Gowri Kuttapan used to light lamp in the premises of her house for Sword which was used by her Grand Father. Later On they start to face many difficulties in life like disease, poverty etc. .So the Late Kuttapan conducted a Devaprasanam (astrological verification). In Devaprasanam it was visualized the presence of Devi and Devi need a shelter outside the house. So in early 20th century Late Kuttapan built a small shelter for devi. Late Kuttapan wished to build a better temple for Devi.

Major festival

Kumbha Bharani Mahotsavam is conducted during February or March in the temple, Pongala Mahotsavam, Dasara, Vidhyarambam