Kadammanitta Devi Temple is an ancient temple in South Kerala famous for the Padayani performance. Located in the Pathanamthitta district, a lot of devotees visit this shrine from far and wide during the annual festival to enjoy the unique Padayani. This festival conducts in the months of April or May. Pilgrims participate in the festival with energy, passion devotion and enthusiasm. Visiting this temple can be a peaceful experience because of the amazing natural beauty and tranquility of the place. Each devotee feels blessed after visiting this Maha Bhairavi temple. Agitated by the unlawful occupancy of her land, Maha Bhairavi is supposed to have burnt the whole area with the fire of her eyes. Later, when this became a forest, one fine day she appeared before one of the leaders of Kadammanitta as Kadamma and demanded to stay in a place where she chose. This location is where the temple is today and the place in memory of Kadamma later was named as Kadammanitta.
The temple has the significance of being very powerful and answering the pilgrims prayers. There are devotees who come here after their wishes are fulfilled to thank Maha Bhairavi and she is continuing to shower her grace on all her devotees and protecting them from all kinds of difficulty. Most of the pilgrims come here to pray for marriage, children, education, financial wellbeing, etc. The main idol of this temple is Maha Bhairavi but it has separate shrines for Shiva and Krishna. There is also a shrine for Mala Deva, the initial protector of the goddess. Devotees visit this temple throughout the y to offer poojas to the deities. It is believed that Kadammanitta Devi is very powerful and answers the prayers of devotees. She is powerful enough to protect them from all kinds of difficulty. Devotees even come here again to thank Maha Bhairavi once their wishes get fulfilled. The 10-day annual festival and Vishu (a harvest festival falls in the month of April) draw many pilgrims to this temple. The closest railway station to Kadammanitta temple is Thiruvalla which is around 30 kilometers away. Thiruvananthapuram is the nearest airport which is almost 100 kilometers from this temple.
Earlier the temple started off as a simple hatched structure with just the idol of Maha Bhairavi. There were four mountain gods who were placed on the four sides to protect Maha Bhairavi and these are now placed within the temple itself. Today the temple is fully completed and there are beautiful pictures on the walls of the temple that talk of the past and the story of the Kadammanitta temple. The temple is open on all days from 5 am to 9 am and then from 5 pm till 8 pm. On the days of Padayani festival in March – April and the time of Navaratri in October the temple is open for a longer duration and there are a lot more devotees who come to offer their prayers at this time. Navarathri Festival , Mandalam Chirappu , Annual Festival ,Parayeduppu , Noottonnu Kalam – Oorali Padayani are celebrated here in every year.
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