Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

Devi (Amman) Temple

 

Overview

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple is situated at Kodungallur in Thrissur District. Kurumba Bhagavati Temple is a Hindu temple at Kodungallur, Thrissur district, Kerala state, India
The temple was built to commemorate the martyrdom of Kannakis in the Sangam age. During the reign of Kulasekhara dynasty, Kodungallur was the capital of Kerala and one of the most important parts of the region. It is said that sixth avatar of Vishnu, Sage Parasurama has built this temple for the prosperity of the people.
his is the most ancient temple in the northern part of Kerala. The deity of the temple is the image representing Sree Badra Kali, who killed the evil demon Daaruka. The 6 foot high wooden image of Kali is facing north side and there is a cloth hung on the western wall of the sanctum where the worship is offered. The idol has eight arms and holds different kinds of weapons. The crown of the image is similar to the Kathakali type. The idol is covered with golden raiment all over except hands. This deity is believed to be ugra form of Kali. 
Secret chamber, which is the Sakthi Kendra of the temple can be found in eastern side of Sreekovil. The Sreekovil and secret chamber have a common wall. The secret chamber is closed full with granite and on the top there is a roof. There is a closed door on the western wall of the chamber along with the sanctum sanctorum of Bhagavathy. Lord Ganesh, Lord Veerabhadra and the Seven Divine Mothers in this temple. Idol of Mahameru and Adi Shankara are also can be found which is installed by Parasurama. The idol of Shiva is facing to the east without a Nandi. 
 
Famous for the Bharani Festival is main festival in the month of Meenam. Meena bharani also famous here.  And another festival the Thalappoli festival is in the month of Makaram (January–February) is on malayalam month of Kumbha (February - March). It attracts thousands of devotees to temple premises.
 
Temple Timings: Morning 4 am to 12 pm, Evening 4 pm to 8 pm.
 
How to reach,
 
45 Kms from Trichur via Irijalakuda or Tripryar or Vatanappilly. Also 45 Kms from Ernakulam in NH 17 towards Calicut route. 
 
Nearest Railway Station : Railway station at Irinjalakuda
 
Nearest Airport : International Airport at Nedumbassery 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Kerala
City
Thrissur
Location
Kodungallur
Address
Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, Pettumma, Kodungallur, Kerala - 680669.
Contact Info
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Pettumma, Kodungallur.
Nearest Railway Station
Irinjalakuda (IJK)
Nearest Airport




Architect
Kerala
Visiting Hours
Morning 4 am to 12 pm, Evening 4 pm to 8 pm.

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