Prathishta / Presiding Deity : Devi
Upadevatha / Sub Deities : xx
The presiding deity is Devi and deity is in a riding on Vethala posture.
You can find Siva, Rakteshwari and Kodumkali as sub deities here in this temple. This deity is considered as one of the powerful devi
Pongala is celebrated in grand manner.
Bharani festival is also special which is for 14 days and falls on the month of Kumbam (February/March) . Garudan Thookkam is conducted here. Huge crowd can seen during this occassion
The festival starts with flag hoisting and a community feast follows . 13 days long "Paraeduppu" is there where devotees believed devi comes to enquire about her devotees's well-being. Devotees welcome devi with Nirapara (a full measure of paddy). Last day of Paraeduppu, devi is comes back to her abode with procession of 11 caprisioned elephant accompanied by melam (drums).
Varanad village is near Chertala.