Kumaranalloor Bhagavathi Temple, Kottayam

Kumaranalloor Devi Temple is one of the most important devi temples among the 108 durgalayas ( devi temples ) in Kerala. This temple attracts devotees from all over the world keeping its sacredness.

Kumaranalloor Devi Temple is located at Kumaranalloor in Kottayam District. The architecture of the temple is notable for the unique structure of the nalambalam and sreekovil both of which have been built in the sreechakra style (ring like object with a handle, which is placed in the right hand of the devi). This kind of architecture is rarely found in temple architecture.

The temple displays a distinct similarity to the temple patterns found in Tamil Nadu. The Namboothiri community is the trustees of the temple for generations.

Mural paintings in Kumaranalloor temple are precious and rare. The outer walls of the sreekovil are decorated with paintings showing the different styles of gods, goddesses, and incidents from great epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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