Kerala Temples

Sree Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple Timings, History, Poojas

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 the Devi.

Sree 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 giving blessings and prosperity to all her devotees throughout the year.

Sree Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple

Sree Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple Pooja offered:

Niramala
Dheepsthampam (Big)
Oru Divasathe Pooja
Aalila Vilakku
Pushpanjali
Neivilakku
Kathina
Saraswatha Pushpanjali
Pushpanjali
Astothara Archana
Enna Vilakku
Mala
Paal Payasam
Koottu Payasam
Raktha Pushpanjali
Trumadhuram
Trikala Pooja
Vella Nivedyam
Malar Nivedyam
Nei Payasam
Choroon
Bhagavath Seva
Dheepaspandham
Dheepsthampam (Small)
Kettunira
Thullabaram
Vahana Pooja
Saraswatha Pushpanjali
Sahasranamarchana
Aikamathya Pushpanjali
Bhagyasooktha Pushpanjali
Ganapathi Homam
Swayamvara Pushpanjali
Purushasooktham Pushpanjali
Ayursooktham Pushpanjali
Sree Sooktham Pushpanjali
Mandalavilakku
Special Raktha Pushpanjali
Navakabhishekam
Mahanavagam
Munbagavilakku
Laksharchana
Kondamaala
Special Thrumaduram
Swayamvara Archana
Saraswatham Archana
Bhagayasooktharchana
Aikyamathyasooktham Archana
Special Paayasam
Mruthyunjaya Pushpanjali
Devisooktham
Swasthi Sooktham
Vivaha Sooktham
Yakshahanana Sooktham
Pthrusooktham
Ghosooktham
Ganapathysooktham

Pooja Offered to Lord Ganapathy:

Karuka Mala
Ottappam
Chuttu Vilakku
Chandanam Charthu

Pooja Offered to Lord Vishnu:

Enna Vilakku

Sree Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple Festivals:

Chingam Onnu
Onam
Ashtami Rohini
Vinayaka Chaturthi
Navarathri
Durgastami
Mahanavami
Vijayadasami
Deepavali
Mandalam Start
Guruvayoor Ekadasi
Trikkarthika
Mandala Pooja

Sree 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 Sree Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple:

By Air
The nearest airport to Sree Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple is Cochin International Airport which is 91 km away.

By Rail:
Ernakulam Junction Railway Station nearest station which is just 8 km from the temple.

By Road:
Palakkad is well connected with all major cities

Sree Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple Address:

Vadakkanthara,
Palakkad,
Kerala – 678012.
Phone: 0491 250 0229

Sree Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple Map: