Before the advent of Valiyakulangara Amma the area was the abode of Yakshi. The home to Yakshi was the palm tree of Panachikkattu forest. After the consecration of Amma , Yakshi was placed nearby. The important pooja
offerings are ‘Vara Nivedyam ‘ and ‘Otta pantha Guruthi’
Vasoorimala is Darukan’s wife, it is believed. For relief from diseases like pox, black pepper is thrown in front of the idol which is believed to fetch desired result to the worshipper. During the Malayalam month Vrischikam 1st to next 41 days there is regular Pooja , Abhishekam (bathing of the idol) using turmeric and there is no preparation of Nivedyam (food offering).The ‘guruthi’ performed on the last friday of the Malayalam month Mithunam is important.
To ward off enemies and evil spirits the worship of Karinkali is considered perfect. Half boiled ‘Kadum payasam’ (rice and jaggery pudding) and ‘Karim guruthi’ are important offerings. ‘Aaattvishesham’ is conducted by Cherusseril family in every year on 11 Dhanu of the Malayalam month.
Nagayakshi Bhootha Ganangal, Puliyinkeezhu Asan Rakshassu
A muslim sorcerer named Puliyinkeezhu Aasan challenged the Amma and he was given a vision of Devi in the form of Bhadrakali, is the legend. There is a special culture for this temple which prompts people of all religious faiths offering ‘Para’ vazhipadu.
The Brahman Rakshassu which was causative for the advent of Devi to this place is deified at the west side of the temple. Immediately after ‘Abhishekam’ and ‘Malar nivedyam’ to the Devi, the Rakshassu is also offered the same.
The only two places in kerala where ‘Kshetrapalan’ is seen sanctified in a temple are Valiyakulangara and Kodungallur devi temple. In other temples if Kshetrapalan is present it will be in the form of a shila (rock)