Located in Pulpally in Wayanad district of Kerala, the Seetha Devi temple is unique because it is the only temple in the state that worships the children of Sita, Lava and Khusha. The main deity of the temple is Goddess Sita, and the legends of Ramayana are closely related to the temple and its shrine. The temple pond is one of the largest, and according to legend, this is also the same spot where Sita disappeared into the earth.
Sri Pazhassi Raja constructed the temple in the 18th century. Later the temple was managed by the Kuppathode family and the Nair family of Wayanad. Till date, a member of the family is a trustee of the temple. Tipu Sultan tried to destroy the temple but retreated due to overpowering darkness at noon, believed to be a miracle of the Goddess.
Best time to visit Seetha Devi Temple
The temple festival takes place in January and is the best time to visit the shrine. January-February is also the best seasons to visit since the temperatures are mild. Summers from March-June can be scorching, whereas, Kerala experiences heavy rainfall during its monsoon season from July-September.
How to Reach Seetha Devi Temple
Pulpally is easily accessible by road and is 18km away from the Calicut-Mysore Highway and 16km away from the Panamaram on the Calicut-Mananthavady Highway.