Vadakkanthara Thirupuraikal Bhagavathy Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Kannagi is situated in Palakkad. The temple is also known as Kannagi Amman Temple. It is the one and only Kannagi temple in Kerala where Kannagi is worshipped in full idolic form. Tuesdays and Fridays are important and special for Devi.
Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM:
Sree Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple Pooja Timings:
Sree Kovil Opening and Nirmaalya Dharshanam 5:00 AM
Abhishekangal, Malar, Trumadhuram, Nivedhyam 5:15 AM to 5:45 AM
Usha Pooja 6:15 AM to 6:45 AM
Navakam, Pantheeradi Pooja 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM
Ucha Pooja 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Ucha Pooja (Friday and Special Days) 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sreekovil Opening 4:30 PM
Deeparathana 6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Athaza Pooja 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sree Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple History:
Goddess Karnaki left Madurai came to Parasurama Kshethra (present Kerala) along with her companions Kannadath and Kannangottu Pullottayyan. She traveled across Parasurama kshetra and settled down at Melamuri. She gave darshan to King Shekharivarma and he has the one built “Nadappathimannam Kshethram”.
During the Tippus Malabar invasion, he destroyed many places in Palakkad including this “Nadappathimannam Kshethram”. Devotees recovered the divine “Peetam” and kept it at “Tharavath Tharavadu” in Vadakkanthara. Later, they installed (Ashtabandha Prathishta), the sanctum sanctorum below “Atthy Tree” near to Vadakkanthara Sree Ramapuram Vishnu Temple.
Here, at the bottom of Atthy tree exposed to the natural variables, weather conditions, Goddess Bhagavathy exists pouring blessings to her beloved devotees. In ancient days, devotees conducted “Paana” at Pirayiri, “Koothu” at Melamuri and “ValiyaVilaku Vela” at Vadakkanthara during alternate years. Unfortunately, all these festivals faded out except Vadakkanthara ‘Valiyavilaku Vela” conducting now in a very gracious mode once in three years. The Chaithanya Swaroopa of Goddess Parashakthi, Vadakkanthara Shree Thirupurackal Bhagavthy persists in giving blessings and prosperity to all her devotees throughout the year.
Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple Pooja offered:
Oru Divasathe Pooja
Sree Sooktham Pushpanjali
Special Raktha Pushpanjali
Pooja Offered to Lord Ganapathy:
Pooja Offered to Lord Vishnu:
Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple Festivals:
Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple Dress Code:
For Men: Dhoti or Mundu without shirts or banyan
For Women’s: Saree and Pavada are allowed. (Salvar sets and modern dresses are not allowed)
Note: Cameras, mobiles and all other electronic items are strictly prohibited inside the temple.
How to Reach Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple:
The nearest airport to Sree Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple is Cochin International Airport which is 91 km away.
Palakkad Junction Railway Station nearest station which is just 8 km from the temple.
Palakkad is well connected with all major cities.
Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple Address:
Kerala – 678012.
Phone: 0491 250 0229