THALAYAKULAM DEVI (Eravathoor)
It is believed that Durga selected this place for her stay atleast 100
years back when the presence of Goddess was shown to a local cheiftan,
Kattur Aleth Padanayar titled "Kumaran Shankaran" now known as "Aleth Karthavu"
under his palmed leaf umbrella and the Padanayar constructed a temple.
The attending deities are Khandakarna and Bhairava. A harijan tantrik named
Melanthuruthy is also installed in the precincts. As a living example of
communal harmony, Hindus, Muslims and Christians make offerings at this
temple. As years passed on Durga was worshipped as Bhadrakali. The power
of Bhadrakali and Durga were intertwined for several years, but seperated
recently. Amma is propitiated for getting suitable jobs, prosperity in
old age and family welfare by having Brahmani Pattu performed. The local
people suffered untold miseries when the divine power got polluted. A book
of prayers and a audio cassette named "Amme Villi Kelku" released during
the purification days are in great demand. I.T. exemption on donation for
this ancient temple has been got. For want of "Nadappura" devotees find
it hard to worship in rainy season. Construction of a safety wall around
the tank is also necessary. The temple is about half a km. north of Eravathoor
junction in Aluva-Mala route.