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Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple


Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple is one of the important Hindu pilgrim centre located at Thrissur district in Kerala. This historical temple under the administration of Cochin Devaswom board is famous for Bharani festival and Thalappoli festival. This historic temple is also well known as Kurumba Bhagavathi Temple.

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple


Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, else known as Kurumba Bhagavathi Temple is an important Hindu pilgrim centre located at Thrissur district in Kerala. Amazing idol of Bhagavathi with eight hands captures all eyes and astonishes all visitors. Head of asura, sword and chelambu are some of the attributes in the hands of Bhagavathi idol. Daily routine of worship begins at 3.00 AM and ends at 9.00 PM. This temple is well known in the name of Goddess Kodungallur Amma.
Today, the administration of Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple is under the control of Cochin Devaswom Board.

Important festivals conducted in Kodungaluur Bhagavathy Temple

Bharani festival and Thalappoli festival are two important festivals conducted in this historic temple. Thalappoli festival is celebrated in the month of Makaram where are Bharani festival is conducted in the month of March or April. Panacha vadhyam and decorated elephants are some of the attractions seen on the days of Thalappoli and Bharani fetivals. Big processions with these attractions presents a real feast for viewer's eyes. Bharani festival conducted in Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple attracts lots of visitors to this destination. It starts with a famous ritual known as 'kozhikkalu moodal'. This ritual is done by sacrificing cocks and their blood for Goddess Bhagavathy. Kavu Theendal and Chandana pottucharthal are other rituals offered in this ancient Hindu temple.

Architecture of Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

Beautiful architecture of Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple situated in the middle of banyan and peepal trees is really fabulous. It is located in the middle of a ten acres land with srikovil facing to the north. Sapthamathrukas or seven mothers facing to the north present in western side of temple clearly depicts the artistic talents of sculptors. Beautiful idol of Bhagavathy, standing with six feet height is made from jackfruit tree.


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