Malayalapuzha Devi Temple Pathanamthitta

Malayalapuzha Bhagavathy Temple is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy in Kerala. This ancient Bhadrakali temple is located around 8 km from Pathanamthitta and 5 km Kumbazha junction. The temple, built more than 1000 years ago, enshrines the fierce form of Mother Goddess soon after the killing of the demon, Darika. The Goddess is known as Malayalapuzha Amma with devotion and the main idol is made from Katu Sarkara Yogam (concentrated jaggery) and is 5.5 feet high and has eight hands. Malayalapuzha Devi is believed to grant boons for extending prosperity to all the devotees. The goddess is worshiped for protecting the devotee from enemies, getting the unmarried girls married, obtaining job for the unemployed, and helping businesses flourish. This popular belief and faith makes the temple visited by devotees from far locations. The devi is also known as Goddess Idathattil Bhagwathi.

Malayalapuzha Devi Temple Pathanamthitta


Malayalapuzha Devi Temple features beautiful wall paintings and artistic stone carvings. The temple features a unique statue of Goddess Parvati feeding baby Ganapathy on her lap. An idol of Veera Bhadra can be seen on the entry to the sanctum. Sub deities in the temple are Brahma Rakshas, Nagaraja and a swayambu Shiva Linga.


The annual festival is celebrated for 11 days. The festival starts on the Thiruvathira nakshtra in the Kumba masam (February – March). Kathakali is conducted on the fourth and fifth day.

Visiting Hours

The temple is open for darshan from 5 AM to 1 PM and in the evening 5 PM to 8 PM.

Contact Details

Malayalapuzha Devaswam Phone Number is +91 468 2300260

How to Reach 

Chengannur Railway Station, around 33 km, is the nearest major station for those coming in train. Thiruvalla Railway Station is 8 km away. Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest air terminal around 107 km away.

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