The Kumaranalloor temple is situated in the Perumbaikad village of Kottayam Taluk. Located around 5 kilometers away from Kottayam town, the Devi temple has an interesting legend behind. The temple was originally intended for Kumaran (God Subramanian) but was occupied by Devi telling (Kumaran-alla-ooru means the place is not for Kumaran) and thus formed Kumaranalloor. The Kumaranalloor Thrikkarthika festival is celebrated here in the month of Vrishchikam (November - December).
The ten-day festival starts with the hosting of a holy flag (Kodiyettam) on the first day. Special poojas are conducted from the second day onwards. There will be 'Arattu' (holy bath) of the idol in the nearby Meenachil River. The ninth day or the day 'Karthika' is the most important one. It is very special for Devi. On behalf of the festival, folk and traditional arts are performed in the temple premises. You can enjoy the famous 'Panchavadhyam' accompanying Devi's procession like Arattu in the morning and Vilakku in the evening.