One is holding the head of the demon king Daruka, another a sickle-shaped sword, next an anklet, another a bell, among others. This page was last edited on 30 December , at It is believed that this pond was created by the goddess by striking the ground with her sword. Big procession headed by richly caparisoned elephants are taken out to the accompaniment of Pancha Vadyam, Paancari, Paandi, etc. The kodungaloor meena bharani is conducted under these Thiyya thandans. The temple is situated in the middle of a plot of land about ten acres, surrounded by banyan and peepal trees. It normally falls between the months of March and April.

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The idol has eight arms that carry weapons and symbols. The members of the “Kodungallur Bhagavathy Veedu” are allowed to participate in this ritual. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Devotees run round the temple three times with sticks in their hands, before entering the shrine. Retrieved from kodungalloor bharani pattu https: It normally falls between the months of March and Bharanj.

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple – Wikipedia

kodungalloor bharani pattu The temple is in the centre of Kerala and is called ‘Malayala Bhagavathi’ by Tamil speakers. 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.

It is celebrated by all sections of people of Kodungalloor and adjacent areas. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat The idol of bhagawati is about seven feet high and made of wood, carved from a jackfruit tree. Use dmy dates from July All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June All accuracy disputes Articles with disputed statements from June Articles with unsourced statements from March Jodungalloor category link is on Wikidata.


The four-day Thalappoli commences from the evening of Makara Sankranthi with ,odungalloor rituals. Devotees make offerings kodungalloor bharani pattu turmeric powder, sprinkled and rubbed on its walls.

The Bhagavathi temple is one of the richest temples in Kerala. Routine worship at the temple every day at The Bharani festival at the Kodungallur Bhagawati temple is one of the major festivals of Kerala.

This gesture represents a permission given for all castes to enter the precincts of the temple for worship. Many devotees offer rich presents and gold ornaments. Big procession headed by richly caparisoned elephants are taken kodungalloor bharani pattu to the accompaniment of Pancha Vadyam, Paancari, Paandi, etc.

About fifty metres further is a sacred pond called Pushkariniwhere devotees bathe before entering the main shrine.

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

The western chamber of the inner temple is the seat of Sapthamatrukas Seven Mothers who also face north. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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. Archived from the original kodungalloor bharani pattu 1 October Five ‘ Sri Chakras ‘, said to have been installed by Adi Shankaracharyaare believed to be the main source of the powers of this deity.



The first Shakteya Bharai in kodungallur temple was performed by a Thiyyar from Malabar. This temple is the head of 64 Bhadrakali temples in Kerala especially Malabar. During this ritual, Vellichapadsoracles of the goddessdressed as the goddess and said to be possessed by her, kodungalloor bharani pattu around the temple in a frenzied trance statewaving their sickle-shaped swords in kodungalloor bharani pattu air kodungaalloor the members of their retinue offer reverence over the inner quadrangle of the temple.

It is said that the temple was constructed by Cheraman Perumal. In ancient times, animal sacrifices were offered at the temple, mostly in the forms of birds and goats, by devotees seeking protection and the fulfillment of their prayers.

At present, only red-dyed dhotis are offered to the deity. This is basically mixing riceflakes with jaggery and coconut, later on this is shared among the devotees around. They yell out lewd, bawdy, abusive cries at bharaani goddess, which is buarani to please her.

Bhadrakali being the patron of the royal family of Cranganorethe raja of Kodungallur plays an active part in the celebrations.