It normally falls between the months of March and April. The temple is often accredited as the original form of Goddess Kali. The idol of bhagawati is about seven feet high and made of wood, carved from a jackfruit tree. The western chamber of the inner temple is the seat of Sapthamatrukas Seven Mothers who also face north. The ritual commemorates the slaying of the demon Daruka, and the sticks are said to be substitutes for the swords and other weapons used for the ritual in the past.

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Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

The idol has eight arms that carry weapons and symbols. The first day of Thalappoli consists of many offerings to goddess. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat During this ritual, Vellichapadsoracles of the goddessdressed as the goddess and said to be possessed by her, run around the temple in a frenzied trance statewaving their sickle-shaped swords in the air while the members of their retinue offer reverence over the inner quadrangle of the temple.

Bhadrakali being the patron of the kodungalloor bharani pattu family of Cranganorethe raja of Kodungallur plays an active part in the celebrations. Big procession headed by richly caparisoned elephants are kodungalloor bharani pattu out to the accompaniment of Pancha Vadyam, Paancari, Paandi, etc.

The idol of bhagawati is about seven feet high and made of wood, carved from a jackfruit tree. kodungallior

At present, only red-dyed dhotis are offered to the deity. To the left of the temple sits a small stone structure called ‘the Samadhi of Pahtu, perhaps a medieval shrine for a deity of smallpox, chicken poxmumps and other contagious diseases. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple – Wikipedia

The people of Kodungallur believe that this temple was, in the olden days, a Shiva shrine and it was Parasurama who installed the murti of Bhadrakali close to one of Shiva. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The temple is situated in the middle of a plot of land about ten acres, surrounded by banyan and peepal trees. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The kodungalloor bharani pattu is in the centre of Kerala and is called ‘Malayala Bhagavathi’ by Tamil speakers. The temple is often accredited as the original form of Goddess Kali. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple. It is kodungalloor bharani pattu month of festivities from the Bharani asterism in the month of Kumbham to 7 days after the Bharani asterism in the month of Meenam. Views Read Edit View history. Archived from the original on 1 October The kodungaloor meena bharani is conducted under these Thiyya thandans.

The four-day Thalappoli commences from the evening of Makara Sankranthi with religious rituals. The members of the “Kodungallur Bhagavathy Veedu” are allowed to participate in this ritual. Standing upon a platform built around a banyan treethe Raja spreads out a silken parasol soon after the door of the Devi shrine is opened.

This gesture represents a permission given for all castes to enter the precincts of the temple for worship. It is said that the temple was constructed by Cheraman Kodungalloor bharani pattu. At the intervention of many “social reformers,” the government of Cochin banned animal sacrifice in any form at this place.


This is basically mixing riceflakes with jaggery and coconut, later on this is shared among the devotees around. The goddess of the temple represents the goddess in her fierce ‘ugra’ form, facing North, featuring eight hands with various attributes. The festival usually starts with a ritual called ‘Kozhikkallu moodal’ which involves the sacrifice of cocks and shedding of their blood, which forms an important feature of this temple.

Retrieved from ” https: The idols of Ganapathi and Veerabhadra are found in the chamber, one facing east and the other facing west, respectively. It is celebrated by all sections of people of Kodungalloor and adjacent areas. According to another belief, Kannaki, the heroine of Ilango Adigal’s Tamil story Silappathikaram attained salvation.

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