Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple

Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple, Malappuram

Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple

Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple

33 reviews
Very good

Thrissur District, India1,346 contributions
Feb 2020
Sree Kadampuzha Bhaghavathi temple is situated in Malappuram district. So many devoties are coming to the temple for worship and thousands of coconuts are breaking in a day as offering of devoties in front of the diety. Main offering in the temple is poomoodal and the person's who likes to do this offering will have to weight years to reach their tern. Sree Kadampuzha Bhaghavathi is considered as powerful godess and devoties are coming to this temple from other states also. The temple is not coming under the control of Malabar Deveswam Board.
Written 9 April 2020
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Secunderabad, India325 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We visited the famous Kadampuzha Bhagavathi temple associated with history on 13 Dec in the AN at 4 PM. Normally there are many visitors during the morning hours up to 12 noon and there is no crowd
in the AN. The temple closes at sunset. The temple has been recently renovated and the steps, about 60 in number, leading to the temple down below have been cemented with railings to help elders. The place is clean with restrooms and restaurants nearby. There is ample parking.
Written 19 December 2019
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Thangam M
Chennai1,466 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
The legend of Sree Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple has its roots in the Mahabharatha. It relates to the episode when Arjuna did penance to Lord Shiva in Kamyakavanam to obtain the divine weapon ‘Paasupathastra’.

In order to test Arjuna’s skills, Lord Shiva challenges him disguised as a hunter (Kiratha) along with his consort Sree Parvathy disguised as a huntress (Kirathi). In the ensuing battle, Arjun rains arrows on Lord Shiva but miraculously the arrows turn into Thechi flowers thanks to the divine will of Sree Parvathy. Lord Shiva is covered with flowers and even Arjuna’s floral offerings to the Shivalinga are seen on the Kiratha.

Arjuna then recognizes that it is Lord Shiva who has appeared and prostrates himself before him. Having found Arjuna worthy of the divine weapon, Lord Shiva grants him the boon. Indeed, Sree Parvathy’s motherly affection for Arjuna causes her to hasten Lord Shiva granting the boon to Arjuna. Hastening in Malayalam is ‘twaritha’ and this explains why the goddess at Kadampuzha is worshipped as ‘twaritha’ or one who quickly grants favours and blessings.

While they were in the forest Sree Parvathy felt thirsty and Lord Shiva brought out Ganga’s holy water through a well-directed arrow into the earth. This is immortalized as ‘Kadan-Ambu-Eitha-Uzha’ – the place where the hunter shot the arrow (Kadan = hunter, Ambu = arrow, Eitha = shot, Uzha = place). Kadanambueithauzha was soon colloquialized as Kadampuzha. Devotees worship at the opening through which the Ganga waters sprayed forth and this is the divine sankalpa (belief) in the Srikovil.

The Goddess at Kadampuzha is worshipped in three manifestations – as Vidya Durga (Saraswathi) in the morning, as Vanadurga in twaritha form (Durga) at noon and Aadi Durga (Lakshmi) in the evening. As Saraswathi she is invoked for education and career, as Durga she blesses devotees with health, marriage and domestic harmony and as Lakshmi she bestows wealth and prosperity.

Jagathguru Shankaracharya on one of his pilgrimages through this forest detected the presence of a strong aura in the dense undergrowth. However, he was unable to get closer because of the intense heat generated by the radiation. He then meditated upon Lord Vishnu as Narasimha and with the help of the Lord’s Sudharsanachakra he was able to move closer only to discover that the radiance shrank and disappeared into an opening in the earth’s surface.

Further deep meditation revealed to the Acharya that this indeed was the divine presence of Sree Parvathy in the forest. He consecrated the place as a temple on Karthika day in the Malayalam month of Vrishchikam (November-December), an auspicious day observed as the festival day at the temple.

The Acharya also constituted Lord Narasimha and Sudharsanachakra in front of the Devi and also placed Dharmasasta and Nagakanyaka on either side of the temple. The modalities of worship at this temple are as laid out by Shankaracharya.

At Kadampuzha temple, the self-manifested Divine Presence is worshipped as a presence only – this temple is unique in that unlike other temples, there are no idols for the Devi here.

The most important Vazhipadus (offerings) at Kadampuzha temple are ‘Poomoodal’ and ‘Muttarukkal.’

The Poomoodal is done between 9am – 10am every day. It commemorates the shower of flowers on Lord Shiva. Considered as Devi’s favourite offering, only one Poomoodal can be done in a day. This offering is so popular that it has been booked in advance until the year 2050!

During Poomoodal the thidambu kept over the swayambhoosthana is removed and 12 kudanna of wild Thechi flowers (each kudanna is the quantity of flowers that can be held within one’s cupped palms) is showered over the swayambhoosthana to the chanting of mantras as decreed by the Shankaracharya.

The other very popular offering at Kadampuzha temple is Muttarukkal. In Malayalam, ‘Muttu’ means ‘obstacle’ and ‘Arukkal’ means ‘to cut’. So Muttarukkal translates to “cut away obstacles”.

In Muttarukkal, a de-husked coconut with the devotee’s name and birth star in Malayalam is given to the priest who breaks the coconut in front of the deity. If the coconut breaks evenly the belief is that the obstacle is cut or removed. If the coconut breaks unevenly the devotee is asked to bring another and the process is repeated until the coconut breaks evenly signifying the removal of the obstacle.

Coconuts for this offering can be brought by the devotee or purchased from the Devaswom counter just outside the temple.

Some of the common, popular pre-defined Muttus are:

Deha Muttu: for physical ailments

Karma Muttu: for work-related obstacles

Gruha Muttu: for domestic discord

Shatru Muttu: to remove obstacles created by enemies

Vidya Muttu: for educational progress

Vivaha Muttu: to remove obstacles in getting married

Mangalya Muttu: for hastening and sustaining marriage

Dambathya Muttu: for a long and fulfilling marriage (performed in the names of both husband and wife)

Santhana Muttu: for having a child (performed in the names of both husband and wife)

Vyapara Muttu: for business prosperity

Vyavasaya Muttu: for industrial growth

Sthapana Muttu: for the growth and welfare of an organization

Nalkali Muttu: for the well-being of domestic animals

Vahana Muttu: for vehicles (the registration number of the vehicle is to be given)

Krishi Muttu: for a good agricultural harvest

Mutarukkal is done every day between 5am to 11am and again between 3.30pm to 5pm.

Temple darsan timings: 4am to 12 noon | 3.30pm to 7pm
Vazhipadu counter timings: 5.30am to 11am | 3.30pm to 5pm

Devotees are required to wear clean, fresh, modest traditional attire – males are to enter the temple with bare upper body.

The temple devaswom has a rest house for the convenient stay of devotees – rooms can be booked in advance on the temple website.

The Kadampuzha temple’s website offers the facility for Online Donation and Online Vazhipadu Booking.

It is very common for devotees to visit the Kadampuzha temple along with the Thirumandhamkunnu temple.

Calicut Airport is about 50 kms from here. Shoranur which is about 50 kms from here is the nearest major railway station. The nearest comfortable hotel accommodation available is in Perinthalmanna town which is just 30 kms from the temple.
Written 18 February 2019
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4 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
It was a very nice serene temple. Not very crowded when I visited on a Wednesday evening. Could get a very good darshan of the diety.
Written 5 December 2018
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15 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
A Hindu temple of baghavathy. It has a highly positive surroundings. But some construction works are going on side by side. Most of the time ,temple is croudy.
Written 23 November 2018
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Kochi (Cochin), India1,348 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Kadampuzha baghavathy temple not a tourist attraction, we just visit and pray , stay few minutes , good atmosphere
Written 17 April 2018
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Thane, India104 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
Another famous temple in Malappuram district and one hour drive from Calicut airport. Thisntemple is famouse for breaking coconuts (Muttarukkal) to ward off hurdles in various situations of life.

Temple has anguest house which is maintained decently with affordable tariff. Booking can be made on phone.
Written 1 January 2018
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26 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
First i came across this temple in a casual conversation. This temole is known as the coconut breaking temple
The temple is accessible by Road grin Palakkad. The journey from palakkad took two hours through the scenic Kerala. Except, for a stretch the roads were fine. Stayed at a restaurant kapilavasthu at palakkad
Included breakfast.. Costing around 1800 rupees. Comfortable.. And next
Went to a taxi stand booked an available taxi. They charge rupees 12/_ due non AC and 1 3 due AC. GOVT approved rates.. Came to 2200. The bus services are unreliable
You can get tokens for each person.. You need to know the star. Cut each person. Max of five coconuts, meaning you can pray for five things. Like, education, job, health, kids, wedding, house, to name a few. You can take for anyone. Not necessarily family.. The tokens cost four rupees for each prayer. And you need to take it before 11.00am.
Then you go out and get the coconuts. You need to wet the coconut and stand in queue. It takes normally an hour to reach the deity. There in front of the goddess, each coconut is broken.
They call it muttu neengal.. Meaning, the removal of block
The legend says it that what you pray for definitely.. Hundred percent happens.. It had already bore fruits for us.. Not even a month.

The deity looks so dainty.. I loved the temple. The laid back attitude. The friendly staff.
Gents cannot go wid the shirts on likry any other temple in Kerala
It was overall a beautiful ecperience.
Written 25 October 2017
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6 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
Great place to be at. well managed infrastructure. Not diable friendly. Neat surrounding and best freash water in this part
Written 17 September 2017
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Prem Kumar K
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India45 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
Had heard about this temple since long time but never got a chance no planned a visit until this time. Its a small temple but definitely famous. It wasnt that rush this time, was easy to pray. Its famous for "muttu arakal". Pilgrims need to take a token and wait in "Q" for their turn. Should definitely visit this temple during its main festive season.
Written 6 September 2017
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