Vadakke Ezhipuram Bhagavathy Temple is famous for its antiquity and its historical importance. It is believed to have been built by the demons. Sree Sankaracharya has sanctified the place with his presence. The temple dedicated to Shanthi Durga has situated just 1km from the Periyar river. It is believed that the valiant King of Kochi, Shakthan Thampuran had worshipped in this temple seeking peace of mind.
The temple stands 43 feet tall, in three layers. It is believed to be 2000 years old. There are writings in the ancient Kannati script on the walls, and many carved figures. The temple faces East. The deity is worshipped as Rajarajeswari also. This temple is the 16th among the Durga temples.
Maha Ganapathy, Goshala Krishnan, Shaasthaav, Sree Mahadeva, Sree Mahakali, Nagas and Rakshass are also consecrated in the temple. Sree Subrahmanya has been consecrated in another temple in the complex. The tantric rights of the temple have been vested with the Puliyanoor Mana.
The Annual Pooram festival concludes on the star Uthram in the month of Meenam. (March – April) An important part of the festival is the Veli, when the goddess is worshipped by many, especially girls and married women. Worshipping the Goddess at this time is believed to bless the devotees with a good married life. Navarathri, Nira Puthari, Ashtami Rohini, Mandala Mahotsavam, Vinayaka Chathurthi, Maha Shivaratri, MakaraShashti and every first Tuesday of the Malayalam month are especially celebrated.
Vadakke Ezhipuram Bhagavathy Temple Timings:
Monday: 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Evening: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Ezhipuram Bhagavathy Temple Puja Schedule:
Nirmalya Darshanan 5:00 AM
Abhishekam 5:15 AM
Malar Nivedhyam 5:30 AM
Ganapathy Homam 6:00 AM
Prasanna Pooja Nivedhyam 7:30 AM
Prasanna Pooja 8:00 AM
Ucha pooja Nivedhyam 9:00 AM
Ucha pooja 9:30 AM
Temple Closing 10:00 AM
Temple Opening 5:30 PM
Deeparadhana 6:30 PM
Nivedhyam 7:00 PM
Athazha Pooja 7:15 PM
Temple Closing 7:30 PM
Vadakke Ezhipuram Bhagavathi 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)
Vadakke Ezhipuram Bhagavathi Temple Address:
Phone.0484 2679744, Mob: 9744470689,
Email: e[email protected]