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Kerala Pilgrim Tour Package in Kodungallur

Kerala Pilgrim Tour Package in Kodungallur

Kurumba Bhagavati Temple (alternatively Kodungallur Bhagavati Temple) is a Hindu temple at Kodungallur, Thrissur district, Kerala state, India. The idol of the goddess Bhadrakali (popularly known as “Kodungallur Amma”) in the temple is unique as it has eight hands with various attributes. One is holding the head of an Asura, another a sword, next an anklet, another a bell, and so on. Routine worship at the temple every day at 03:00 and ends at 21:00 local time.[1]

Kurumba Bhagavati Temple is perhaps a memorial built by a Chera king to Kannaki, heroine of Ilamkovadigal’s Tamil classic Silappathikaram.[2] It is believed to be a former Budhhist shrine, later converted as a Hindu temple.[3] During the reign of Later Cheras, Mahodayapuram (Kodungallur) was the capital of the state and one of the most important parts of the region.

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