Pambummekattu lllam also known as Pambummekattu Mana is located in Vadama village, Mukundapuram, Thrissur, Kerala. Pambummekkattu Mana is a most famous Serpent worship Place, The ancient Naga temple is famous for its history and myth that there is a five-headed snake inside the temple. Devotees believe that the divine presence of “Nagayakshi” and “Vasuki” is present in the “Kizhakkini” of Pambummekkattu Mana. There are five Sarpa Kavu (Snake God Temples) in Pambummekkattu temple which is spread over six acres of land. Pambummekkattu temple is famous for Rahu Pooja.
The Serpent Gods Nagaraja (male God) and Naga Yakshi (Goddess) reside in the eastern portion of Mekkattu Mana. The peculiarity is that there are no idols of these gods, but daily poojas are conducted. Only on rare occasions, the devotees are allowed to enter into the Pambummekkattu Temple for worship.
On the 1st of the Malayalam month “Vrischikam” (November 17) many Sabarimala Ayyappa devotees visit Pambumekkattu to get the blessing of Serpent Gods. Noorum Palum / food and milk are offered to the snake gods.
Pambummekkattu Mana Timings:
Morning: 5:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Evening: 05:15 PM to 7:30 PM
Pambummekkattu Mana History:
Once Mekkattu Mana was suffering from acute poverty and miseries. The sufferings were so unbearable that the Head of the family decided to stay in prayers and meditation in Thiruvanchikulam Temple at Kodungallur (link is external), about 15 km away from Mala.
He stayed there and prayed continuously for twelve years. One day early morning he went to the temple pond of Thiruvanchikulam to fetch some water where he saw a strange man near the pond with an extraordinary body structure.
The “Namboodiri” (Malayalam word for male Brahmins) asked him to reveal his identity. But the strange man responded in a vague manner. The Namboodiri realized that the strange person who was standing near the pond had an unusual divine power, so he asked him to give the precise ring that he was wearing to show his friends and Kodungallur Thampuran.
The ring so given to the Namboodiri was returned and immediately upon receiving it back, the man disappeared. As the identity of the strange man was still a mystery, the Namboodiri’s mind was unsettled.
Pambummekkattu Mana Oil Lamp Prasadam:
The oil in the lamp and the collyrium formed by the burned wick are given as medicines for skin diseases caused by the rage of snakes. The oil in the ‘Kedavilakku’ (ever-burning lamp) kept in the ‘Kizhakkini’ – where Vasuki and Nagayakshi are placed – is given as Prasadam. There are strict methods to use this oil. They are listed below:
Mix an essential quantity of Coconut oil or Gingelly oil into the oil given from Pambummekkattu. After taking a bath, pour the oil into two bottles. Apply oil from one bottle all over the body before bath and use powdered green gram or the peel of the body of a mango tree to remove the oil. After the bath, come back with a wet body and clothes and consume three drops of oil from the other bottle(if the hand comes in touch with the tongue wash the hand thoroughly before touching the bottle again).
While using this oil non-vegetarian food, medicine prescribed by doctors, and bathing in hot water is to be completely avoided. Soap and even ayurvedic bathing powders are also to be avoided. The oil is to be used for 21 days. Women are not supposed to use oil during seven days of the menstrual period and they should not prepare food for those using this oil during menstrual days.
Pambummekkattu Temple Dress Code:
Pambummekkattu Mana allows Indian Traditional Dress Wear:
For Men: Dhoti, Lungi, etc.
For Women: Saree, Half Saree, Chudidar, etc.
Festivals or Special Days:
First of the month of Vrishchikam (mid-November) – Festival
Ayilyam in the month of Kanni (mid-September to mid-October).
From Thiruvonam to Bharani in Meenam (mid-March to mid-April).
Tenth of the month of Medam (mid-April).
Pambummekkattu Mana Offerings:
The favorite offering on special occasions is ‘Kadalipazha Nivedyam'(a kind of banana). ‘Noorum Palum’ (lime and milk). ‘Thulabharam’ and ‘Annaprasham’ are offered to get a baby.
- Rahu Pooja
- Vella Nivedyam
- Kadalipazha Nivedyam
- Manjalpodi Charthal
- Payasa Homam
- Naga Prathishta
- Noorum Palum
- Prathima Pooja
- Ayilya Pooja
How to Reach Pambummekkattu Temple:
Kochi International Airport is the nearest airport (28 km).
The nearest Railway station is Chalakudy 10 km away from the temple.
One can reach the temple by road from any part of Kerala. Devotees can take the Thrice-Mala road; 2.5 km north of Mala is the Meikkattu Mana, west of the main road. The name of the bus stop itself is Mekkattu Junction. The distance between Mala to Vadama is 1.5 km and the distance from Vadama to Pampumekkattu Mana is 1 km.
Pambummekkattu Temple Address:
Vadama Link Road,
Pambummekkattu Mana PO
Kerala – 680732.
phone: +91 480-2890357, 2891357