Puthenkavil Bhagavathy Temple, a shrine dedicated to the Goddess Bhadrakali, is situated at a distance of around 8 km from the town of Adoor. There is a legend prevalent among the devotees about how this temple was constructed. According to the legend the temple was constructed by a man from Palappallil family of Kurampala. The goddess was pleased by the devotion of this man and conferred him with spiritual powers.
The temple is believed to have been constructed after this incident. An idol of Goddess Bhadrakali was installed in the temple. The temple has an eight-handed idol of Goddess Bhadrakali within the sanctum. Idols of other deities, such as Ganesha, Adavi, Yakshi, Madan, Marutha, Moorthy, Anamarutha and Ghantakarna are also enshrined in the temple complex. Puthenkavil Bhagavathy Temple occupies a prominent position in the cultural history of Adoor. The temple is frequented by the devotees of Goddess Bhadrakali throughout the year.