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Puttingal Temple was a 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 with Puttu being the Malayalam word for ant Hill.[1]

Puttingal Temple
Puttingal temple festival
Puttingal temple festival
Puttingal Temple is located in Kerala
Puttingal Temple
Location in Kerala
Coordinates8°48′45.43″N 76°39′51.97″E / 8.8126194°N 76.6644361°E / 8.8126194; 76.6644361Coordinates: 8°48′45.43″N 76°39′51.97″E / 8.8126194°N 76.6644361°E / 8.8126194; 76.6644361
SanctumGoddess Puttingal

The main festival is celebrated on the day of Bharani star in Meenam. Fireworks and other events associated with the festival take place along with other cultural events with various poojas performed.


2016 fireEdit

On 10 April 2016, 114 people were killed due to a fireworks mishap at this temple, while over 350 other people were injured.[2] A cracker fell on a shed where the fireworks were stored, setting off an explosion.[3] Permission was not given to the temple by the authorities for the fireworks display and a case was registered.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "About Temple History". Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  2. ^ "All rules were violated, says expert; death toll touches 109". Indian Express. 10 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Massive fire at Paravur's Puttingal temple in Kerala". The Times of India. 10 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.

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