Category: Bhagavathikunnu Temple

Bhagavathikunnu Temple

Sub Deity of Sree Devi Temple

Sub Deity

Sree Maladevan (Malanada)

Here Maladeva is consecrated and worshipped as Maladevatha. This shrine is situated in the eastern side, opposite of the main temple, facing west-wards. Important offerings
  1. Thampoola or Betel leaves :  It is an offering comprised of betel leaves, aracanut, chunam or quick lime, a coin etc.,
  2. Tender coconut
  3. Karutha Mundu
  4. Karuppu kacha (a kind of black rough cloth)
  5. Thrimadhuram:  Kadalippazham, sugar candy and honey are the main ingredients of this offering.
Sub Deity

Sree Maha Ganapathy

This shrine is situated in the Kannimoola at the south west of the main temple, facing eastwards.

Important offerings
  1. Ashtadravya Mahaganapathi Homam
  2. Ganapathi Homam
  3. Unniyappam (a kind of sweet cake)
  4. Modhakam (a sweet ball made of green gram and jaggery)
  5. Karukamaala [a garland made of a species of fodder grass, (a kind of grass used for rituals)]
  6. Mukkuttimaala (a sensitive medical plant which bears small yellow flowers). 
Sub Deity

Sree Brahmarakhshass

(The spirit of Brahmin who met with gruesome death)

The shrine is situated in the south-west of Ganapathi temple facing eastwards.

Important offerings
  1. Palpayasam (a sweet preparation with rice in milk)
  2. Kadalipazham (a species of plantain used in rituals).
Sub Deity

Nagaraja and Nagarani

Important offerings

  1. Sarppabali (a holy sacrifice dedicated to serpent)
  2. Aayillya Pooja [The Ninth lunar asterism, the forfeit of Leo (considered auspicious for serpent worship)]
  3. Noorum Paalum (a mixture of rice powder, turmeric powder and milk)
  4. Dhaara (uninterrupted flow of water on an idol)
  5. Sarppapooja (Serpent pooja)
Sub Deity

Yogeeswara (an assettic)

It is situated in the north-west of main temple facing eastwards.

Important offerings

  1. Ada (a kind of sweet rice cake with jaggery and coconut scrapes)
  2. Ripened banana
  3. Tender coconut
Sub Deity

Mother Yakshi

This shrine is situated in front of Yogeeswara temple facing eastwards.

Important offerings

  1. Varanivedyam (offering roasted rice powder)
  2. Tender coconut
  3. Karivala (black bangles)
  4. Payasam (sweet rice porridge)
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Bhagavathikunnu Temple History

Elanthoor, is temple hamlet lies in the lap of verdant hills and dales, about 9 kilometers away from, Pathanamthitta headquarters. Elanthoor is named after ‘Illangalude OOr’ (dwelling of Illumes). Here the spoken Malayalam has a tint of Sanskrit and Tamil.
Elanthoor Bhagavathikkunnu Devi Temple
It is believed that Sree Bhagavathikkunnu Devi Temple is 250 years old and it was taken over by Karas in 1998 and conducted a Devaprasnam. Accordingly the temple was renovated and re-installed. Brahmasree Kandaru Kandararu performed all the Pooja ceremonies according to Poojavidhi padickal and since this Devaprasnam that the devotees offer arunazhipayasam as the favourite offering of Devi. Sri Bhadra Kali, unlike all other Bhadra Kali Temple of Kerala, of Elanthoor Bhadra Kali Temple is enshrined in a benevolent pose of “Varadabhaya Mudra” facing’ Vethali’, Vethali is the vehicle of Bhadra Kali. Devi is depicted as having four hands holding ‘Kapalam’ (scull),’ vall’ (sword) and ‘Panapathram’ (goblet). The structure of the Sri Kovil is built in Krishnashila according to ‘Shadadhar’ Principle.

Elanthoor (Ellangalude Oor meaning dwelling of elloms) is a village in Pathanamthitta district in the state of Kerala. Sanskrit & Tamil influenced Malayalam is the spoken language of this famous ancient village and makes its name meaningful.

Most of the places which have ‘Oor’ in their names indicate some kind of description of the place.  Elanthoor – dwelling of Illoms.

Elanthoor was also included in Pattinamthitta District, during the time of Cheraman Peruma, under the Twelve Vazhunnavar’s ruling of Chengannoor 5000.

The stamp of royalty can still be felt due to the royal remnants inside and outside the Kottai and Pandalam even today. The Mount Kottathatti, the Pit of Nagas, the facade of mountains, stand as witness to the time when Pandavas took refuge in the village during their exile.

Thiru Aranmula Parthasarathy and Omalloor Rakthakanda Swami Temples stand as the boundary of the Elanthoor village. The great historical figure, the King of Pandalam’s Kalari and Chief of Army made alive this settlement.

One of the important and famous Goddess Abode in Thiruvitamkoor is the Bhagawati Kunnu Devi Temple. From the archaic Illom of North Malabar, at the time of Tippu Sultan’s Army, while taking the Kulabhara Devatayaya Devi (Goddess), Mullappalli Nambhoothiri disappeared after crossing many villages (Naranganam, Onthekkad, Punaikkad etc.) reached Ellanthoor.

With the help of the officials of Koikkal and the owner of Karikattu, Ummatti, the Mother Goddess was enshrined amidst the fields.

In those days, the Christians who were residing in Kazhiyundasseri used to provide the temple with cold-pressed sesame oil. Even today, they continue the ritual of providing the oil. It is said that the Devi Vilippurathamma stood as the protector for the passersby and the bullock carts that cross the dangerous route.

Today, all Hindus residing in Elanthoor West, Mannubhagam East, Valiya Pariaram, Ida pariyaram, Varyapuram have been given equal rights and claims by the Temple rulers. These people took the responsibility resurrecting and renovating the dilapidated temple. The Stone Statue of Lord Krishna, the sanctum sanctorum, obeisance courtyard, sub gods and goddesses, Ganapati, Yakshi, Rakhshas  Valyacchan, Naga Rajavu, mala nadaa have been redone beautifully. Sacrificial stone and flagpost have also been completed.

Thazhaman Madam Bhrahmashree Neelakandararu thantrikalude kaarmikatvathil  shadhadharapratishtayum pudiya chatura bahuvaya devi pratishtayum upadeva pratishtakalum , valyambalam, aanakottil, sadhyalayam,

Making of the boundary wall has also been started after the pratishtakaram.

The first flag hoisting ceremony was conducted on  24th February 1999 with much fanfare through the 10 day festivities. Padayani festival was also first celebrated then and continues to be celebrated every year on the day of Maheeram Star in themalayalam month of Kumbham.

The people of this land will remain humbled for the support from all corners of the world for the progress and upkeep of the temple.

May Devi shower her blessings, of good health and prosperity, on one and all!

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Names Birth Stars Related Trees

Birth Star Tree Common Name Botanical Name Medicinal Effect
Aswathi Kanjiram Poison nut Strychnos nux vomica Rheumatism, Gout,
Bharani Nelli Amla Embilica officionalis Body Maintaining,
Karthika Athi Fig Ficus racemosa Skin Disease, Lepr
Rohini Njaval Jamoon Syzygium jambolanum Skin Disease, Leprosy, Hemorrhage, Diabetes, Asthma, Haemopt
Makayiram Karingali Kadhira Acacia catechu Diabetes, Diarrhea, Liver, Blood, Teeth, Piles, Pimples, Glycosur
Thiruvathira Karimaram Agar Wood Aquilaria agallocha Blood Purification, Diarrhea, Cough,
Punartham Mula Bamboo Bambusa Urinary Related, To Check For Discharge Of Blood Or Mucus
Pooyam Arayal Peepal Ficus religiosa Skin Disease, Inflamatory, Sexual Disorders, Gastric Problems And More Than 50
Ayilyam Nakam Naga Champa Mesua ferrea Digestive Problems, Cancer, Ulcer, Antiseptic, Wound Healing,Inflammation, Stomach Ache
Makam Peral Banyan Ficus bengalensis Diarrhea, Dysentry, Skin Disease, Female Sterility, Leucorrhoea, Piles, Skin Moles, Pimples
Pooram Plash Flame of the forest Butea monosperma Worm Attack, Blood Purification, Sexual Dysfunction, Diab
Uthram Ithi Juvvi Ficus infectoria Skin Disease, Oedema, Ulcer, Inflamation
Atham Abazham Wild mango Spondias mangifera Rheumatism, Cholera, Earache, Night Fever, Ring Worm, Stomachache
Chithira Koovalam Bilva Aegle marmelos Rheumatism, Gout, Gastroinitial, Diabetes
Chothi Neermaruthu Arjun Terminalia arjuna Cholestrol, Blood Pressure, Angina Attack, Insomnia
Vishakam Vaiyyam Kaitha Elephant apple Limonium acidissimum Dysentery, Diarrhoea, Diabetes, Skin Disease, Nausea, Flatulence
Anizham Elanji Bakul Mimusops elengi Teeth Related, Menorrhagia, Cephallalgia, Fever, Headache
Thrikketa Vetti Pine Pinus Jaundice, Liver Disease
Moolam Ven Pine Black dammar Canarium strictum Asthmatic, Throat Problems, Diarrhoea, Rheumatism, As Emollient
Pooradam Vanji Sita Asoka Saraca indica Fever, Piles, Epilepsy, Venereal Disease, Stone In Bladder
Uthradam Pilavu Jack Artocarpus heterophyllus Cancer, Asthma, Skin Disease
Thiruvonam Erukku Milk weed Calotropis gigantia Rheumatism, Snake Bite, Fever, Ulcer, Asthma, Abortion, Skin Disorders
Avittam Vahni Shami Acacia ferruginea Itching, Leucoderma, Ulcer
Chathayam Kadampu Kadamba Anthocephalus cadaba Diabetes, Aphthae, Wound, Antimalarial
Pooruruttathi Thenmavu Neem Azardirachta indica Teeth Related, Styptic, Syphilitic Uro Rdama Gleet And 50 More
Uthrattathi Karimpana Mango Mangifera indica Rheumatism, Gonorrhea, Dysentery, Anthelminitic, Heart, Liver
Revathi Ilippa Ippe Madhuca indica Haemorrhoids, Fever, Snake Bite, Pneumonia, Tonsilitis, Itch, Emollient
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Temple festivals


Pallivetta (an item in a Temple Festival) ‘Pallivetta’ is a temple ritual.  It is performed on the 9th day of …


Aarattu (thiruvulsavam on 10th day) Sri Bhagavathikkunnu Devi ‘Aarattezhunnellippu’ (procession) starts on the 10th day around 3 p.m. from Sri …

Ponkala Festival

Ponkala (on the 6th day of celebration) This is a religious festival.  The name ‘Ponkala’ means “to boil over” and …

Padeni (Kolam Thullal)​

Padeni (Kolam Thullal) (Presented by –Sree Devi Padayani Sangam-Elanthoor East). ‘Padeni’ the favourite offering of Sri Bhagavathikkunnil Amma. Is performed …


This ten day festival is celebrated in the Malayalam month of Kumbham (February-March) in Makayiram (the fifth lunar asterism) with …

Mandala Pooja It is celebrated on the 41 day in the Malayalam month of Vrischikam after Deeparadhana and Athazhapooja in the …

Navarathri Celebration

It is celebrated in the Malayalam month of Kanni (the period when the sun stands on the sign of Virgo). …

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Birth Stars and its Related Trees

It is believed that, if the person recites hymn (mantra) of his Nakshathra, sitting under the concerned tree, all the problems in his life will be solved and gets good results.

Nakshatra Vanam

‘He who plants trees on the earth will never lose his place in the heaven’- from MAHASHIVAPURANAM. This statement upholds that the conservation of forest and its wealth is the prime motive. The concept of adoption of a plant is been derived from Indian cultural history. The Indian astrology is based on the concept of ‘Nakshatras’ (Constellations) and ‘Rashis’ (moon signs).  Our ancient saints were the ecologists and environmentalists of the bygone days. They realised the importance of plants and animals for human existence which led them to conserve them in the form of Gods. The Indian astrological system mentions 27 stars (Nakshatras). Each star is attributes with one tree and a presiding deity. There are all 27 stars present in a year and every individual has a star assigned to him/her depending on the date and time on which he/she is born. Each and every person born on earth will (have to) belong to any one of these 27 stars. . If you have the exact time of birth, it can easily be traced down by any astrologer. One of the foremost duties of an Indian is to protect his star plant and prevent himself from cutting down his star plant.


Each tree here keeps giving energy to that particular person born during that particular star. So any ailments or health problems are set right / healed / cured when you spend/ meditate near or under that particular tree, corresponding to their star. So the presence of the complete set of 27 trees directly creates a healthy and sound physical, mental, psychological and spiritual beings; which is the ultimate and absolute bliss to oneself and to the Earth too.

Names Birth Stars Related Trees

Each tree here keeps giving energy to that particular person born during that particular star.

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Birth Star Tree Planting

‘He who plants trees on the earth will never lose his place in the heaven’- from MAHASHIVAPURANAM.

Birth Star Tree Planting

See the photo of Birth Star Tree Planting
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Temple Chief Priest

Sree Hari Krishan Potti

Elanthoor Narayanamagalam Ellam Hari Krishan Potti is the priest of the temple.


Karakkad Brahma Rakshas and Naga Devas are the moolasthanam. A special pooja is performed here in the Malayalam month of kanni and Aayilya Pooja in the Malayalam month of thulam.

Names Birth Stars Related Trees

Each tree here keeps giving energy to that particular person born during that particular star.

Click on to see all Trees name

Birth Star Tree Planting

‘He who plants trees on the earth will never lose his place in the heaven’- from MAHASHIVAPURANAM.

Birth Star Tree Planting

See the photo of Birth Star Tree Planting