Pallassana Sri Pazhayakavil Bhagavathy
Temple is on of the most famous and oldest one. It is also
famous as Meembrakulangara devi, Meen kulathi kavilamma, and
pazhayakavilamma. Centuries before some people from Tamilnadu
enter in to Kerala. One of a particular division know as "Mandadiyar"
enter in to the eastern part of Palakkad District.
About 2000 years ago some diamond merchants from Tamil Nadu
came to Malabar for their business. At that time Malabar was
ruled by Palghat Raja and Zamorin Raja. These merchants
established a good business deed with those rulers. They also
had good relation with wealthy people of that place. All these
relations brought a great progress and prosperity in their
As they found good response of people towards their business.
They decided to settle down in Malabar. So they left their
birth place Kumbakonam and Tanjavoor and settled in Malabar
for their business improvement. The place where they settled
down and the boundaries of that place were specified in the
copper leaf ("Kolezhuth"). That places were still known in the
Among the merchants groups there was a great devotee of
Madurai Meenakshi who used to go regularly to the temple.
Years passed he grew older so he was unable to visit the
temple regularly that made him so sad and also feared that he
might not able to visit the temple again and he prayed to he
Goddess to pardon him for his inability and he returned back.
At that time it was customary to have a bath before entering
to home. So the old man had a bath on a nearby pond, leaving
his palm leaf umbrella and his valuable goods on the bank of
the pond. After his bath he took his goods but he was unable
to lift the umbrella. He surprised, and he asked two boys who
were playing near by him to watch the umbrella till he come
back. And he went to home and he came back to the pond with
his family members.
They were also surprised by seeing that miracle. So they
called an astrologer to find a reason and solution to the
problem. The astrologer informed them that there was presence
of goddess Meenakshi at the place where umbrella was placed.
He informed them that a temple should be build there.
Accordingly the merchant group build a temple as per the
temple ritual and started "Pooja" and worshiping. Then place
is known as 'KUDAMANNU'.
After some years the Head of Society and poojari had a dream
in which Goddess came and informed them to build a new temple
in the middle of community living area and do the "Puna
Prathishta". Accordingly they built a new temple and did the "Puna
Prathishta". The entire ownership and all the rights of the
temple vested in the below mentioned families. In addition to
the existing Trustees a managing committee has been formed to
help the temple administration. The members of the managing
committee are strictly selected from these families. To
control the managing committee we have got a secretary also.