Poovattoor is a part of Kulakkada Grama Panchayat.It is famous for Poovattoor Bahagavathy temple.The name is derived from Poo attoor(The place where flower fell). Legend says that the goddess of Poovattoor was the sister of goddess of Pattazhi.The younger sister wanted a new place.So the elder gave her a handful of flowers, and told her to reside where the flower is falling.Poovattoor was the place where the flower fell.
Poovattoor can be divided into three sub parts. poovattoor west,poovattoor east and poovattoor. MC road is the major road going through this village.Poovattoor NSS higher secondary school is the major educational institution Mahavishnu temple of Poovattoor East and Mahadeva temple of Thachanmukku(Poovattoor west) are other major temples.It also has a number of churches.People of this place is politically very literate.Both left and right wing parties has its roots in Poovattoor.