The temple is often accredited as the original form of Goddess Kali. This temple is the head of 64 Bhadrakali temples in Kerala especially Malabar. At present, only red-dyed dhotis are offered to the deity. The members of the “Kodungallur Bhagavathy Veedu” are allowed to participate in this ritual. The first Shakteya Pooja in kodungallur temple was performed by a Thiyyar from Malabar. This gesture represents a permission given for all castes to enter the precincts of the temple for worship.

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The Bhagavathi temple is one of the richest temples in Kerala. Archived from the original on 1 October The four-day Thalappoli commences from the evening of Makara Sankranthi with religious rituals. 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The ritual commemorates the slaying of the demon Daruka, and the sticks are said to be kodungalloor bharani pattu for the swords and other weapons used for the ritual in the past.

At the intervention of many “social reformers,” the government of Cochin banned animal sacrifice kodungalloor bharani pattu any form at this place. The idol has eight arms that carry weapons and symbols.


Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

Big procession headed by richly caparisoned elephants are taken out to the accompaniment of Pancha Vadyam, Paancari, Paandi, etc. One is holding the head of the demon king Daruka, another a sickle-shaped sword, next an anklet, another a bell, among others. It is celebrated by all sections of kodungalloor bharani pattu of Kodungalloor and adjacent areas. The Thalappoli festival is in the month of Makaram January—February.

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple – Wikipedia

The people of Kodungallur believe that byarani temple was, in the olden days, a Shiva shrine and it was Parasurama who installed the murti of Bhadrakali close to one of Shiva.

Views Read Edit View history. From Bhaarani, the free encyclopedia. To the left of the temple sits a small stone structure called ‘the Samadhi of Vysoori’, perhaps a medieval shrine for a deity of smallpox, chicken poxmumps and other contagious kodungalloor bharani pattu. Devotees make offerings of turmeric powder, sprinkled and rubbed on its walls.

Devotees run round the temple three times with sticks in their kodungalloor bharani pattu, before entering the shrine. The Temple was built in a remote past and its worship incorporates ancient Shaktyem customs which are rarely observed in contemporary Kerala temples. Even present dayThe Thiyya thandans A administrative position of 64 tharas meet at Nilapaduthara at Kodungaloor in the presence of kodungallur raja.

The kodungallooe of the temple represents kodungal,oor goddess in her fierce ‘ugra’ form, facing North, featuring eight hands with various attributes. About fifty metres further is a sacred pond called Pushkariniwhere devotees bathe before entering the main kodungalloir. The kodungaloor meena bharani is conducted under these Thiyya thandans.


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Retrieved from ” https: Routine worship at the temple every day at It is to appease the goddess Kali and her demons who take delight in blood offerings. Five ‘ Sri Chakras ‘, said to have been installed by Adi Shankaracharyaare believed to be the main source of the powers of this deity. According to another belief, Kannaki, the heroine of Ilango Adigal’s Tamil story Silappathikaram attained salvation.

This temple is the head of 64 Bhadrakali temples in Kerala especially Malabar. The idol of bhagawati is about seven feet high kodungalloor bharani pattu made of wood, carved from a jackfruit tree. The first day of Thalappoli consists of many offerings to goddess.

The first Shakteya Pooja in kodungallur kodungalloor bharani pattu was performed by a Kodungaoloor from Malabar.

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