Kurumbakavu Bhagavathi Temple:
|Kurumbakavu Bhagavathi Temple. en.wikipedia|
It is located about 1.5 km southeast of the Kodungallur bus stand is a famous temple dedicated to Bhadrakali (Goddess Kali). About 1800 years ago Cheran Chenkuttuvan of the Chera dynasty had the idol of Kannagi installed. She was the wife of a rich trader from Poompuhar, Tamil Nadu one Kovalan who was mistaken for a petty thief and faced death in the Pandya kingdom, Madurai. Enraged Kannaki took revenge on the ruler for having killed an innocent man and later she wandered around the present place where she attained the status of goddess. This temple is popularly known as Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple. Devotees throng the shrine on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and, as part of Sabarimalai Yatra - pilgrimage, thousands of pilgrims visit this temple during November - January every year.
Famous festivals are Bharani festival (Malayalam month of Meenam: March -April) and Navaratri (October-November).
Kizhthali Siva Temple:
|Kizhthali Siva Temple. .muzirisheritage.org|
Kizhthali Siva Temple is believed to have existed during the reign of Perumal (B.C 113-AD 343). It is situated on the Paravur-Kodungallur Road. The rulers of Chera dynasty were Shaivites, ardent devotees of Lord Shiva, and they had the Nambuthiri Brahmins assist them in their administration.These advisers, as it was a custom in those days, used to gather in the Shiva temple called Thali. This place was dotted with many Shiva temples such as such as Melthali, Nediyathali and Chingapuram Thali. Presently under the care of the Archeology department, the religious functions are being taken care of by a private trust.
During the Portuguese rule and later under the Dutch, this temple was destroyed. Again during the raid by Tipu Sultan of Mysore, this temple was again damaged, but for Srikovil - Garbagraha. Its original glory - the temple boasted of a Koothu Parambu, a Kalari Parambu and a Kalapura Parambu.
Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple:
|Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple. kshetralayam.blogspot.com|
|Muziris Heritage, Kerala, India article.wn.com|
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