Onamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple

Onamkunnukavilamma, the treasure of power and wisdom situates in a small hill, which belongs to koothattukulam town, is a connecting centre of triple districts, Idukki, Ernakulam and Kottayam.Onamkunnukavilamma mean, the mother of goddess. Her temple is known as Onamkunnukavilamma Temple. This temple has to tell a long history of belief, rituals and tradition. People believe that she can solve all problems and miseries in life. Onamkunnukavilamma, the treasure of power and wisdom situates in a small hill, which belongs to koothattukulam town, is a connecting centre of triple districts, Idukki, Ernakulam and Kottayam. Onamkunnukavilamma mean, the mother of goddess. Her temple is known as “Onamkunnukavilamma Temple. This temple has to tell a long history of belief, rituals and tradition. People believe that she can solve all problems and miseries in life. This temple has to tell a story of 800 years. Once, the king Marthanda Varma defeated the Northern small state and handed over this temple to Ambakkattu Picnickers, who were the rulers of Koothattukulam. People believe that Sree Durga is the Upasana Moorthy of Ambakkattu Lords. In 1950, Ambakkattu family gave this land and temple to Sreekrishna Vilasam N.S.S. Karayogam. Sreekrishna Vilasam N.S.S Karayogam has been ruling this temple since 1950.

Prathishta & Subordinate Deities

Prathishta

Bhadrakali : Bhadrakali is a Hindu goddess popular in Southern India. She is one of the fierce forms of the Great Goddess (Devi) mentioned in the Devi Mahatmyam. Bhadrakali is the popular form of Devi worshipped in Kerala as Sri Bhadrakali and Kariam Kali Murti Devi. In Kerala she is seen as the auspicious and fortunate form of Kali who protects the good. It is believed that Bhadrakali was a local deity that was assimilated into the mainstream Hinduism, particularly into Shaiva mythology. She is represented with three eyes, and four, twelve or eighteen hands. She carries a number of weapons, with flames flowing from her head, and a small tusk protruding from her mouth. Her worship is also associated with the Tantric tradition of the Matrikas as well as the tradition of the ten Mahavidyas and falls under the broader umbrella of Shaktism.