Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple Thrissur, Kerala, India
Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple or Sree Kurumba Bhagavathi Temple is another famous temple of south India. It is situated in Kodungalore town in Thrissur district of Kerala. The Temple is dedicated to Bhadrakali, the incarnation of Goddess Durga. Devotees in Kerala address the Goddess as Kodungalooramma.
The idol of Kodungallooramma is 6 feet tall, built using wood of jackfruit tree. The temple stands in the midst of 10 acres of land surrounded by banyan trees. The Sreekovil of the tempel faces to the North. Other residing deities are Sapthamatrukas (Seven Mothers), The idols of Lord Ganapathi (Ganesha) and Lord Siva inside the shrine.
Turmeric is mainly offered to the Goddess Bhadrakali by her devotees. Other offerings are oil,ghee, kumkum, pattu( red cloth material).
Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple Festivals
Kodungallur Bharani Festival is a very important and famous festival of this temple. It is celebrated in a grand way. This festival normally is in the month of March and April. Bharani festival starts with the ritual named Kozhikkal Moodal ,which is killing of cocks and shedding blood to please the powerful Goddess kali and her subordinates “Kavu Theendal” is an event of this festival where Vellichapads( oracles) have an important role to play. They include both men and women draped in red attire.
Thalappoli Festival yet another festival of the temple is a colourful festival. It falls in the Malayalam month Makaram (January-February). It is a four day festival which is the main celebration of KUDUMBI community. Processions with Panch Vadyam, Paandimelam etc (names of different types of drumming) are lead by majestic caparisoned elephants.
Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple Poojas
Valiya Guruthy, Archana, Guruthy Pushpanjali, Rektha Pushpanjali, Lalitha Sahasranamam, Sathru samhara pushpanjali, Mahishasura mardini pushpanjali, Kattippayasam, Neipayasam.
Getting to Kodungallur Temple
It is very easy to reach Kodungallur Bhagavathy temple from all parts of Kerala by road. Nearest railway station is Irinjalakuda which is about 20 km away from the temple. Nedumbassery International Airport in Cochin is the nearest airport. Kodungallur Bhagavath Temple is a visited by pilgrims on their way to Sabarimala and Guruvayoor Temple (especially for those travelling from Cochin/Enrakulam, Kodungallur is on the way).
- Address: Sree Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, Kodungallur. Its in the middle of the town. Ask anyone for directions once you reach the town centre.
- Phone number: 0488-803061
- Temple timing: Bhagavathy Temple opens early in the morning at 4 am and remains open till 12 pm. The temple reopens in the evening at 4 pm to 8 pm.