Prathishta / Presiding Deity : Bhagavathy
Upadevatha / Sub Deities : xx
District: Thrissur
Thaluk: Kodungallur
Panchayath: Kodungallur
Thanthri: Thamarassery Mekkattu illam
Trustee: Cochin Devaswom Board

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple is situated at Kodungallur in Thrissur District. Presiding deity badrakali is situated with Saptamaatrukkal, Vasoorimala and Kshethrapalakan. One of the supreme temple which is installed by Parasurama. It is believed that this temple built in the period of Cheran Chenguttavan. The temple has been associated with animal sacrifices

This is the most ancient temple in the northern part of Kerala. It was one among the first temple which removed the caste and religion restrictions of people for worshipping temple

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

You can see sub deities 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. There is a separate shrine for 'Silappathrkaram,' the chaste Kannagi, an avatar of Goddess Durga which is well known in Tamil Nadu

Important Festivals

Kodungallur bharani is main festival here, which is on malayalam month of Kumbha (February - March). It attracts thousands of devotees to temple premises.

Another festival is the Thalappoli Festival in the Malayalam month of Makara (December-January). Meena bharani also famous here.

Main offerings

For Kshetrapalan devotees offer 101 double cloth, Chandanam (Sandal), 101 coconut and also Pulinjamrutham

Pooja Timings




How to reach

45 Kms from Trichur via Irijalakuda or Tripryar or Vatanappilly. Also 45 Kms from Ernakulam in NH 17 towards Calicut route.

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