Valayanad Devi temple, dedicated to Bhagavathy, is situated in Kozhikode. The temple, which faces north, has four gopurams. The Devi temple is one of the Saktheya temples where pujas are performed in accordance with the practice of Rurujit worship. The presiding deity of this temple is the goddess from Kashmir, known as Chandika, also called Mahartham and Kalasarppini.
Sree Valayanadu Devi Temple Timings:
Morning: 5:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Evening: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sree Valayanadu Devi Temple History:
The prowess wealth and cultivate the eminence of Kerala were primarily dependent on Valluvanad and Kozhikode. This astonishing condition was attributed to the merciful blessing of the Goddess whom the families of Valluvakkonathiri and the Zamorin of Calicut worshipped with intense devotion.
Sree Valayanad Bagavathy is the family deity of Zamorin Swaroopam Despite the great army and financial strength of the Zamorin Raja he could not subjugate Valluvakkonathiri who as his political foe in their struggle for power. The Zamorin who could not win his battle against Valluvakkonathiri understood that the reason for his failure in the battle was due to Valluvakkonathiri’s high spiritual strength. Valluvakkonathiri acquired this power because of his intense worship of Devi. Therefore the Zamorin Raja also started worshipping Devi intensely. Devi was immensely pleased with the Zamorin and appeared before him. The Zamorin pleaded with the Devi to come over his place and settle there Devi who agreed to do so was ceremoniously led to his place and consecrated at Valayanad in Kozhikode. After this, he worshipped Devi permanently from Valayanad. This is the traditional belief relating to this temple.
This Devi temple at Valayanad had its own distinct identity and is different in several respects from other Devi temples in this country. The Valayanad Devi Temple in Kozhikode one of the rates “Saktheya Temples” where pooja is performed in accordance with the practice of “Rurujit” worship. The presiding deity of this temple is the goddess from Kashmir, known as “Chandika” which is also called “Mahartham” and ‘Kalasarppini’. The priests of this temple who perform pooja according to “Saktheya” injunctions in this temple are Moosads who follow the Kashmiri way of worshipping. Another peculiar aspect of this temple is that the “Sreechakra” designed by the great Sivayogi Thayyavur Sivasankar remains in the sanctum. Sumctorum where the presence of the goddess believed to be ever-present. Those who worship this powerful goddess are sure to realise their desires and the extermination of their foes is also certain. Another particular feature obtaining in this temple is that there is the Saptha School of architecture. Idols of Siva, Bhagavathi, Lord Ayyappa, Vigneswara also remain consecrated in this temple. An important ritual conducted from this temple is the “Guruthy Tharpanam” done from the pathway of “Kshethrapalan”.
The annual festival of this temple will commence every year on the day of Karthika of Makaram and continues for seven days. There will be “Kalamezhuthupattu” from 1st Vrichikam for forty-one days during the Mandala season.
Sree Valayanadu Devi Temple Sub-deities:
Sree Valayanadu Devi Temple Dress Code:
For Men: Dhoti or Mundu without shirts or banyan.
For Women’s: Saree with blouse/ Punjabi Dress with Dupatta / Chudidhar with Dupatta/ Half saree.
Sree Valayanadu Devi Temple Address:
Sree Valayanadu Devi Temple,
Calicut – 673007.
Phone: 0495 2741083
e-mail: [email protected]