Prathishta / Presiding Deity : Chammundi
Upadevatha / Sub Deities : xx
The temple is known as 'Arikkady Parasthanam Bhagavathy Ali Chamundi Temple' and presiding deities is Chammudi devi. The main attraction is that muslim magician called "Ali" is presiding as one of the sub deity.
This temple has more than 800 years of age. It is believed that Chammudi devi saved her devotees from magical tricks of magician Ali. Devi had destroyed his arrogance and evil activities by killing him. It is believed that "Ali" was wearing an magical amulet and thus creating problems with his magics. Devi is said to have destroyed it by removed it. After killing him, devi asked devotees to build shrine for him too.
No daily poojas done here. only 'Samkramam' pooja happens (The day before entering a Malayalam month). It is caste-no-bar temple, all religions can visit and worship Devi
Important festival is "Kaliyata" here. Festival starts on 16th of Meenam month of
15 km east of Kasaragod.