Major Padayani Centres In Kerala

Padayani is being celebrated every year, in almost thirty temples of Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts even today. But it was there in more temples in earlier years. As time passed, the lack of competition among the villeges and able performers made this artform weak and even stop in many villages. But the villages like  Kunnanthanam and Thelliyoor rewamped the very spirit of Padayani, after decades. In some places, Padayani is being performed with the help of the performers of their  neighbouring villages.

Padayani in each village has its own peculiarities. The time period, attire, Kolams..everything will have some regional changes. For example, Kalamadan Kolam is performed in Porittikavu and Kunnamthanam only. Chettamadan is seen in Kurampala only and Ambarayakshi is the unique Kolam of Kunnamthanam.

Kadammanitta  Devi Temple

Nearest town   Pathanamthitta 5km
Date 1st to 10th in Medam (Valiya Padayani 8)
Specialities Kanjiramala Kolam, Oorali Padayani
P@ +91 4735 245824   www.kadammanittapadayani.com
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Kurampala Puthenkavil Devi Temple

Nearest town   Pandalam 4km
Specialities

Chooral Adavi, Vellayum Kariyum Kolam, chettamadan Kolam, Pana,   Kelayekshi (51 areca leaf sheath used), Ampalavum Vilakkum,  Thulliozhikkal at chiramudi, Padayani Vinodam

Duration 13 Days  (once in 5 years)
Phone +91 4734 250960  Web : www.puthenkavil.com

 

Othera Puthukulangara Devi Temple

Nearest town   Chengannur 5km
Date Thiruvathira day in Kumbham to Meena Thiruvathira (last 10 days)
Specialities: Chattathekkolam (1001 areca leaf sheath used this kolam)
Phone +91 0469 2656974, 2656936.

 

Pullad Bhagavathikkavu Devi Temple

Nearest town kozhenchery 5km
Date Bharani Day in Kumbham Month
Specialities: Arakkiyekshi Kolam, Sivakolam, Velakali
 

 

Kottangal Devi Temple

Nearest town Kozhenchery 21km
Date

Bharani day in Dhanu month to Makara Bharani

Choottu vaypu Bharani Day in Dhanu

(28 days, Valiya padayani on  revathy, aswathy in makaram)

Specialities:

Division of two kara: Kottangal and Kulathoor

Pana, Adavi, Aattuvela

web:www.kottangalpadayani.com

 

Ezhumattoor Panamattathu Kavu Devi Temple

Nearest town Kozhenchery 23km
Date 25th Meenam 1st Medam
Specialities: Adavi, Pana, Maram Adavi
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Kadalimangalam Devi Temple

Nearest town    Thiruvalla 3km
Date

Choottuveypu commences on Pooyam day of Meenam month to the next 10 days. Padayani starts on the 11th  day (Thrikketta). The Final day willbe Utrattathi. Previous 2 days are celebrated as chooral adavi. Kalayekshi on Revathi day.

Specialities: Kalayekshi (burning coal gather in handfuls) & Chooral Adavi
Phone +91 9447958690, 9447784792, 9446506310

 

Porittikkavu Devi Temple

Nearest town    Thiruvalla
Date Aswathy day to Rohini in Meenam month (4 days)
Specialities:

Maram Adavi, Kalamadan

   

 

Madathumpadi Devi Temple, Naranganam

Nearest town : kozhenchery 6km
Date Kumbha Bharani (from 10 Days)
Specialities: Kanjiramala, Maram Adavi
 

 

Kallooppara Devi Temple

Nearest town Thiruvalla 10km
Date Revathy day and Aswathy in Kumbham month (2 days)
 

 

Kallisseri Azhakiyakavu Devi Temple

Nearest town  Chengannur
Date Pooradam day to Aswathy in Kumbham (8 days)
Karakal four Karas : Umayattukara, Mepram, Mazhukkeer, Thaimaravumkara
Phone

+91 479 2165068

 

Kuriyannoor Edanattukavu Devi Temple

Nearest town   Kozhenchery
Date

Bharani, Karthika & Rohini  in Meenam Month (3 days)

Specialities: Nina Bhairavi Kolam

web: http://edanattukavudevitemple.com

 

Thelliyoorkavu Devi Temple

Nearest town    Thiruvalla
Date  5th to 10th in Dhanu Month  in Dhanu Month
Specialities: Kalayekshikkolam & Chooral Adavi
 

 

Nedumprayar Thevalasseril Devi Temple

Nearest town    Kozhenchery
Date Uthram day in Meenam Month
Specialities: Bhadrakali Theeyattu with padayani.
 

 

Muntan Kavu Devi Temple

Nearest town    Chengannur
Date Revathy and Aswathy in Meenam month
Specialities: Bhdrakali Kolam
Phone +91 479 2450508

 

Kunnamthanam Devi Temple

Nearest town    Thiruvalla
Date Medam 1st to 7th
Specialities: Ambara Yekshi, Kalamadan, Devatha Kolam
 

 

Elanthoor Bhagavathikkunnu Devi Temple

Nearest town    Pathanamthitta
Date Makayiram  in Kumbham to 8 days
  www.elanthoordevi.org

 

Pallimukkathu Devi Temple,  Kidangannur

Nearest town Aranmula
Date Pooradam day to Aswathy in Meenam
 

 

Eraviperoor Thirunelloorsthanam Devi Temple

Nearest town

Thiruvalla

Date

Medam 1st (Vishu)

Phone

+91 469  2670780

 

Kaviyoor Njaliyil Devi Temple

Nearest town Thiruvalla
Date Ravathy day in Makaram
Speciality Ninabhairavi, nagayekshy

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Thottappuzhassery Poozhikkunnu Devi Temple

Nearest town Ranny
Date Bharani day in Meenam
Speciality  Nirathithullal

 

Valamchuzhy Devi Temple

Nearest town Pathanamthitta
Date Date: Revathy, Aswathy & Bharani days in Meenam
Phone

+91 468 2333100,  www.valamchuzhytemple.org

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Neelamperoor Palli Bhagavathy  Temple

Nearest town Kottayam
Date Date: Thiruvonam in Chingam
Specialities: Big Swan (It is a entirely different Padayani performace than other

Padayani  Centres)

  http://neelamperoorpadayani.faithweb.com/
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Ponadu Devi Temple

Nearest town Pala, Kottayam Dist.
Date
Specialities: Choottu Padayani
 
 

Kanjoor Sree Durga Devi  Temple

Nearest town Harippadu
Date 9 &10th day from festival (Festival started nearest day of Tuesday or friday in Vrichikam 41)
Specialities: Two Karas (Kizhakkekkara (valiyakuzhi) & Padinjarekkara (Kanjoor Kottackakam) Pilla Theeni Kolam

 

Ayiroor Puthiyakavu Devi Temple

Nearest town Kozhenchery
Date Date: Revathy day in Kumbham
Speciality Eduthuvaravu

 

Thazhoor Kadavu Temple

Nearest town   Pathanamthitta
Date Date: Aswathy Day in Kumbham
Speciality Koottakkolam

 

Alapra Thacharikkal Devi Temple

Nearest town Kottayam
Date Date: Rohini Day in Meenam
Speciality only one padayani centre in Kottayam District. Temple situated in Ponthanpuzha forest

 

Vettoor Aayiravillan Temple

Nearest Town

 Pathanamthitta

Date Pooram Day  in Meenam
Specialities  Choottuvaravu
http://www.vettoorsriayiravillan.org

 

Pullad Thengumthottathil devi temple

Nearest Town  Kozhenchery
Date  Uthram day in Medam
Speciality  Arakkiyekshi

 

Pullad Pariyarath Devi Temple

Nearest Town  Kozhenchery
Date Makam day in Medam
Speciality Arakkiyekshi