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Kadampuzha Devi Temple near Malappuram Kerala India

Kadampuzha  meaning 'the forest river', but no river is present now  is a small town in Kerala and is known for the famous temple of Goddess Durga by the name Kadampuzha Devi Temple. Kadampuzha Devi Temple is a Hindu temple, situated in the Thiroor Taluka of Malapuram district in Kerala.Here is some fact about Kadampuzha Devi Temple near Malappuram Kerala India.

Location: Kadampuzha village
Address:  Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Devaswam,Kadampuzha P.O.Malappuram Dist.
Pin code: 676 553
Phone : 0494-2615790, +91 91 4942615720
Built in: About Mahabharata time
Built By: Malabar Devaswom Board
Dedicated to: Goddess Durga
Significance: one of the best goddess temple
Entry: Free
Photography: Not Allowed
Temple timing:  4:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
Visiting timing: 1 hour
Best time to visit: Oct to Feb
Main Attraction: Darshan of Goddess Durga
Temple Architecture :  Hindu temple style Architecture
Darshan Dress code: Devotees are not supposed to enter the Nalambalam of the Kadampuzha Devi Temple wearing shirt, pants, banyan, pyjama, lungi, chequered cloths, chappals, etc.
How to Reach by Air: The Nearest airport is Calicut Airport (41 KM).
How to Reach by Rail : The Nearest Railway station is Thirur and Kuttippuram Railway station(18KM).
By Road: There are many public and private vehicals available to reach here.

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Kadampuzha Devi Temple is located at small town Kadampuzha Malapuram district of  Thiroor Taluka Kerala India.The temple was built in Mahbharata time but new temple built and under the care of  Malabar Devaswom Board.The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga or Parvati.One unique feature of this temple is that there is no idol. Prayers are offered to a hole in the temple which is about six centimetres in diameter. Pilgrims from all over the world travel here every year to visit Goddess Durga.

The temple at Kadampuzha for Sreeparvathi is devoted to Goddess Vana Durga. The Goddess is also known as “Kirati”. Since, the idol is “Swayambhoo” or natural manifestation, it is abstract in shape. The architecture of the temple is very simple without any imposing edifices or gold-plated flagmast. The first of its kind, the temple has no idol inside; the offerings are made at the hole where the Goddess is believed to have disappeared.  

Legends and History of Kadampuzha Devi Temple

As per the popular legend associated with Goddess Durga of Kadampuzha Temple, once Arjuna, the Pandava Prince, was offering prayers to Lord Shiva in the forest, where the present temple is situated. He was praying wholeheartedly in order to attain Pasupathasthra (a holy arrow named ‘Pasupatham’) from the Lord. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathy, who were roaming in the forest for hunting, were impressed to see Arjuna’s devotion.

Mukasura, a devil took the form of a wild boar and started thrashing the plants and shrubs around the Arjuna, while he was in deep meditation. Both Arjuna and Lord Shiva shot the wild boar and then argued over whose arrow killed the animal. Finally, they decided to fight against each other using bow and declared that the winner will get the honor of hunting the wild boar. Both indulged in a battle that grew violent, in which Arjuna was defeated. Downhearted by the defeat, Arjuna started praying. He started flowering a big stone, by assuming it the incarnation of Goddess Parasakthi. He was surprised to see the flowers were falling on the feet of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvathy. Both were very happy to see Arjuna’s dedication towards them and blessed him with the arrow.

Festival Celebrated in Kadampuzha Devi Temple


The major festival at Kadampuzha Temple is Karthika, which is celebrated on Karthika star day of Malayalam month Vrichikam (November-December). During this day there is Annadhanam to over 10000 devotees. Other festivals are Rigveda Laksharchana,Ramayana Month(July),Ramayana Month(August),Dravya Kalasam, Devi Bhagavatha Navaham, Bhagavatha Sapthaha(October) ,Dravya Kalasam, Thirukarthika, Devi Bhagavatha Navaham, Bhagavatha Sapthaha(November),Rigveda Laksharchana, Thirukarthika(Decembe).

Accommodation in Kadampuzha Devi Temple

The temple has a guest house for the convenience of devotees coming from far away places. There is a dormitory for which the charge is very nominal, Rs 20. There are ten double rooms (Rs 200), 6 deluxe rooms (Rs 350) and 2 suites (Rs 500).There is large number of Lodges and Hotels are available here. 

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