KOLLAD | A Captivating Land

Kerala’s towns are far removed from big-city concrete jungles, and the dividing line between urban and rural is fine indeed, with green avenues and placid backwaters gracing the busiest cites, and tarred roads and public schools evident in smallest villages.

Palm-fringed river side, endless paddy fields, rolling hills, back waters that snake past tiled-roof house and spotless village roads: Kollad is a land of unmatched beauty. Malayali society is unique, boasting a highly literate population, a sex ratio favoring women, matriarchal sub-societies and a people unfettered by the divisions of case and creed. Diverse religions live here in peaceful amicability, each enriching the state with its customs and practices. Add vibrant arts and colorful festivals, ancient shrines and delectable cuisine, and Kollad is a must stop destination.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mooledom Kuttikattu Devi Temple Meena Poora Mahotsavam (Kumbamkudam)

The ancient Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple,  where the main deity is Goddess Bhadrakali is located at a short distance from kodimatha manipuzha junction in the Kottayam district of Kerala. It is a prominent place of worship in the Kottayam district and a famous pilgrim centre of the Hindus.

The Kumbhabharani festival, which falls on the bharani asterism in the Kumbham month of the Malayalam calendar, is a day of celebration in temples dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. Special rituals, ceremonial processions with ‘kumbamkudam’ are part of the festivities. The Kumbha Bharani alias Kumbhamkudam (dancing with pots on heads) festival of the temple is a grand affair, which attracts thousands of devotees. Mooledom Kuttikattu Devi Temple, dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali, is an ideal place to watch the festivity in its full vigour. 

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