Puttingal Temple is Hindu temple in the coastal town of Paravur, India. The temple was founded after the presence of the goddess was experienced on an ant hill; “Puttu” being the Malyalam word for ant Hill. The present structure is about 200 years old. A Small temple was constructed when the presence of Godess herself was experience on an ant hill. later on, the temple was reconstructed a couple of centuries back.
The festival of this temple is on “Bharani” star of Malayalam month Meenam, Fireworks and other events associated with the festival (Aswathi, vilakku, Kathakali, Kampadikali, Marameduppu) take place along with other cultural events. Verious poojas are performed and offerings are made daily for the fulfillment of desires and redressal of various grievances of devotees. “Thottampattu”, the most important offering in this temple, starts on the 21st day of Vrishikam and lasts till the principal festival of the goddess. Every year in April month massive fire work here. The fireworks of Puttingal temple is very famous.
There are lot of temples in and around paravur. On the day of the festival of each temple, the evening procession come to Puttingal temple before it ends. People believe that if we pray Puttingal Devi deeply, their sufferings will be solved by the Amma. Lots of people witness this.
GETTING THE TEMPLE :
By train : Paravur is the first main railway station from Kollam to Trivandrum. Get down at Paravur Railway station and go the west side. It will take 15 mnts to walk and on auto it is a minimum charge trip.
By bus : From Kollam in KSRTC Fast Passenger: get down at Chathannoor and catch another bus from there. It takes15 minutes to reach Paravur Bus stand From Trivandrum, by bus: get down at Paripally ( 1 hr from Trivandrum) and catch Paravur Bus. It is around 10Kms from Paripally to Paravur bus stand From Paravur Busstand , it is only 10 minutes walking distance to the Temple.