Kerala Temples

Sree Manappully Bhagavathy Temple Timings, History, Pooja

Sree Manappully Bhagavathy Temple, famous for the Vela festival, is located at the heart of Manapullikavu, Palakkad, Kerala State in a serene backdrop of a village called Yakkara. This is an aesthetically appealing temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy, considered to be Lord Siva’s daughter, Bhadrakaali, born out of the sacred “Jada” or Lord Shiva during Dakshayaga. Sri Manappully Bhagavathy Temple has a very ancient history. It is believed that the temple originally belonged to Sri Mattappilly Bhadrakali Mana, a famous Kerala Brahmin family of Kerala. Numerous Brahmin families living on the banks of Holi River Sokanasini (Bharathapuzha) used to perform ‘Yagas’ on the river bed. Thus the area came to be known as ‘Yaga-kara’ which later came to be known as ‘Yakkara’

Manappully Bhagavathy Temple Timings:

Sreekovil Opens 5.00 am
Usha Pooja 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM
Ucha Pooja (Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays) 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM [closing time 12:00 PM] Ucha Pooja (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday)
Deeparadhana (Changes according to sunset) 6:30 PM
Athazhapooja 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Shrine closes at 8:00 PM
On Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays Sreekovil close at 12:00 Noon

Sub-Deities in the Temple:


Temple History:

Sree Bhagavathy is the daughter of Lord Shiva and Goddes Parvathi. Mother Bhagavathy was born during the Jada Dakshayaga of Lord Shiva. The deity is dark in color with four hands holding the Trishul, kapalam, gadkam, and khedam. The goddess appears both in Rudra and as a shanti roop.
Sree Manappully Bhagavathy Temple

Manappully Bhagavathy Temple Dress Code:

For Men: Dhoti or Mundu without shirts or banyan
For Women’s: Saree and Pavada are allowed. (Salvar sets and modern dresses are not allowed)

Note: Cameras, mobiles and all other electronic items are strictly prohibited inside the temple.

Manappully Temple Special Poojas:

Pooja Offered to Goddess Bhagavathi are:
Kadumathura Payasam
Koottu Payasam
Ganapathi Homam
Trikala Pooja
Kadumathura Payasam
Pana Payasam
Raktha Pushpanjali
Sahasranama Archana
Sooktha Pushpanjali
Devisooktham Pushpanjali
Aikyamathyasooktham Pushpanjali
Bhagyasooktha Pushpanjali
Swasthi Sooktham Pushpanjali
Roga Nivarana Sooktha Pushpanjali
Saraswatha Sookatham Pushpanjali
Swayamvara Sooktham Pushpanjali
Pooja Offered to the Deity Brahmarakshassu are :
Brahmarakshassu Pooja
Pooja Offered to Deity Naagam:
Naga Pooja
Pooja Offered to Deity Ayyappan:

Manappulli Temple Events:

Chingam Onnu
Ashtami Rohini
Vinayaka Chaturthi
Mandalam Start
Guruvayoor Ekadasi
Mandala Pooja

How to Reach Manappully Bhagavathy Temple:

By Air
The nearest airport to Sree Manappully Bhagavathy Temple is Coimbatore International Airport (60 km).

By Rail:
Ernakulam Railway Station is the Nearest Railway Station which is 8 km to the Temple.

By Road:
Kerala is well connected with other major cities.

For Donations:

The Executive Officer
Sreee Manappully Bhagavathy Devaswom
East Yakkara, Palakkad 678013 Kerala Tel: +91 491 2539431
Banking particulars:
Punjab National Bank Priyadarshini, Court Road Branch, Palakkad
A/c No. 4327000100088911

Sri Bhagavathy Temple Address:

East Yakara,
Kerala – 678013.
Phone: 0491 253 9431

Manappully Bhagavathy Temple Map:


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  • Those desirous of making online contributions should use the following information: (Posted on 02/10/2021)
    The Executive Officer
    Sreee Manappully Bhagavathy Devaswom
    East Yakkara, Palakkad 678013 Kerala Tel: +91 491 2539431
    Email :
    Banking particulars:
    Punjab National Bank Priyadarshini, Court Road Branch , Palakkad
    A/c No. 4327000100088911
    RTGS /NEFT IFSC : PUNB0432700

      Thank you for the Information. The same was updated in the post also.