Tradition

I. Motto:Vidyasmat Paradevatha!

Knowledge is Supreme! What is achieved by knowledge endures more than what acquired by money and power; history stands witness!!

II. Head of the family

i) Valiathampuran

Eldest male member from Kodungallur Kovilakam is appointed as Valiathampuran. Members from both Chirakkal Kovilakam and Puthen Kovilakam are considered for this purpose.

He represents the position of authority (Raja/King) for all religious, ritual and family matters pertaining to Kodungallur Kovilakam. Present Valiathampuran is Kodungallur Goda Varma Raja from Puthen Kovilakam

ii) Amma Thampuran

Eldest female member from Kodungallur Kovilakam is appointed as Amma Thampuran. Members from both Chirakkal Kovilakam and Puthen Kovilakam are considered for this purpose.

She represents the position of Rani (Queen) for all religious, ritual and family matters. Present Amma Thampuran is Saraswathy Kutty Thampuratti of Chirackal Kovilakom

III. Worship

i) Thalathil Bhagavathi

Annapurneswari is worshipped as Thalathil Bhagavathi. Thalathil Bhagavathi is worshipped as family deity in both Chirakkal Kovilakam and Puthen Kovilakam

Thalathil Bhagavathy Temple

Thalathil Bhagavathy Temple

Temple for Thalathil Bhagavathi is physically located in Chirakkal Kovilakam campus. Daily Puja is performed by priest appointed for the purpose by Kovilakam members

ii) Kottinchiri

Kottinchiri Bhagavathi is also worshiped by members (especially by the kids) of both Chirakkal Kovilakam and Puthen Kovilakam. Bhagavathi has a special liking for kids, and considers happiness of innocent kids, expressed through laughter and claps as the greatest form of worship. Miracles related to Kottinchiri Bhagavathi is part of the folklore

Place of worship of Kottinchiri Bhagavathi is physically located in Puthen Kovilakam

v) Pathamudayam

‘Pattamudayam’  is festival time for  Thalathil Bhagavathi. ‘Pattamudayam’ literally translates as 10th dawn.

It is celebrated on 11th day of the month ‘Dhanu’ in Malayalam calendar. As often, it generally falls on on December 26th every year.

It is celebrated both as a religious function and a family get-together at Chirakkal Kovilakam

Kathakali, as part of Pathamudayam celebration in 2009

Kuchelavritham Kathakali

vi) Kottinchiri festival

Kottinchiri festival is celebrated in the month of April, starting with Vishu, every year.

It is celebrated both as a religious function and a family get-together at Puthen Kovilakam

vi) Kodungallur Kurumba temple

a) Thalapoli

It is celebrated this year January 14-17, 2010.

Watch You Tube video with a few parts of the chembada and paandi melam recorded and uploaded by Hari Kodungallur

b) Bharani

It is celebrated this year March 20, 2010

vi) Thiru Kulashekhara Puram temple

Disclaimer: This is a blog on the family of Kodungallur Kovilakam. Currently it is under development. Information provided here may be incomplete or inaccurate. It is presented only for the purpose of consolidation. This is yet to be submitted for further scrutiny by official representation from members of Kodungallur Kovilakam family. If you have any information supporting or contradicting information presented here, please contact vinodvarmah @ gmail.com or mithvarma @ yahoo.com

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