Kumbamkudam - An offering to Goddess Bhadrakali
The ancient Manarcad Sree Bhagavathy Temple, where the main deity is Goddess Bhadrakali is located at a short distance from Manarcaud or Manarkad junction in the Kottayam district of Kerala. It is a prominent place of worship in the Kottayam district and a famous pilgrim centre of the Hindus.
The Kumbha Bharani alias Kumbhamkudam (dancing with pots on heads) festival of the temple is a grand affair, which attracts thousands of devotees.
Kalamkarikkal, Karimguruthy, Nadaguruthy, Adimayiruthal etc. are some of the other ritual offerings at this temple.