Palakunnu Sree Bhagavathi Temple, Kasaragod

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The Palakunnu Sree Bhagavathi temple

Palakunnu Sree Bhagavathi temple, the most famous Temple of Northern Kerala is a well known cultural and spiritual center of the region, situates in Kasaragod District. Temple situates just 50 meters away from the Kottikulam Railway Station and 3 km away from the Bekal Fort, the international tourist

centre. The Temple is located on the side of Kasaragod- Kanhangad State Highway which is lying as the by pass road to the NH17 in between Kasaragod and Kanhangad.Temple is a kilometer north of Trikkannad Sree Threyambakeshwara Temple. Bhagavathy or mother goddess is the main diety. Bhagavathi is worshipped in two forms as Mootha Bhagavathi (Durga) and Elaya Bhagavathi(Saraswathi). Besides these two Goddesses, Vishnumoorthi, Ghantakarnan and Dhandan Devan are the other deities.Apart from these main Gods and Goddesses there are sub deities, which are included also in the Palakunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple. They consist Moovalamkuzhi Chamundi and of Padinhatta Chamundi.

The famous festival of the Palakunnu Sree Bhagavathy temple is 'Bharani Maholsavam'. This festival is normally held in March. Another festival Maruputhari , is held in the Palakunnu Sree Bhagavathy temple during December – January. People belonging to different religions irrespective of their caste, creed and belief visit the Temple to offer their prayers to the deities. The festivals of the Temple are being celebrated by the active participations of the entire society. There is no bar to any caste or race to visit the Temple. The Temple is very famous for the rarest traditional customary rituals and ceremonies.Few other festivals such as Kalam Kanippu Maholsavam and Poorolsavam are held also at this temple.

From the numerous festivals, which are held for Palakunnu Sree Bhagavathy in the temple, the Bharani Maholsavam festival is the mainly significant. The Bharani Mahotsavam becomes compared with the “Thrisur Pooram”. It begins next one on that day after at the beginning of the Arattu Festival at the Trikkanad temple. This is, because Trikkanad temple straight some kilometers of the Palakunnu Sree Bhagavathy temple .It is another renowned place of worship . A single rope is used by both the temples for the purpose of Dwajarohanam [Kodiyettam]. The Bharani Festival culminates in Aayirathiri Utsavam. The area where these temples are situated falls under the authority of the Udma Panchayat and Chemnad Panchayat. They provide plenty of offerings to the Palakunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple.

Bharani -Ayirathiri Festival

The Bharani festival culminates in Ayirathiri Utsavam.The sparkling fireworks and competitive colorful procession(Kazcha) from different areas are the highlights of this festival. The divinities the close convenient temple is taken to the temple in a procession (Kazhcha) for the period of the festival time. After the procession there is a wonderful announcement of the fireworks.These victims are carried with large joy and enthusiasm in a procession. These deliveries consist expensive jewelry and of cash money also. Therefore the Palakunnu Sree Bhagavathy temple of one of the richest temples is with Kerala .During the festival the people carry multicolored dresses and celebrate the festive tendency are perceptibly from the faces of the young and old alike. A bright announcement of the fireworks is another characteristic of this festival.The temple has jurisdiction over the ranges Pallikkere Panchayath, Udma Panchayath, Chemnad Panchayath and Kolathur of the village of Bedadka Panchayath.

Kottikkulam station is the next Railhead. There are the frequent buses, which run between Kasargod and Trikkannad.

To Know more about Palakunnu Temple plz visit

Official Website - http://www.palakkunnutemple.com/

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  • Palakunnu Sree Bhagavathi Temple is very famous for the traditional customary rituals and ceremonies..  more »
  • Right on the highway from Mangalore to Kerala is the Devi temple at Palakunnu famous for its festivities during March- April months. Various offerings can be made based on the persons choice of prayer...  more »
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  • Good atmosphere ....fantastic ...nice temple
  • In the temple on festival mood it has a largest fire cracker ceremony in kasargod.lakhs of people come to see this from all parts of Kerala
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