Pilgrimage Tour

Mridanga Saileswari Temple in Kannur, Kerala

Mridanga Saileswari Temple in Kannur is believed to belong to the series of 108 Durga Temples set up by Parasuraman. Devotees firmly believe that Mridanga Saileswari Devi showers her blessings on all those who pray earnestly before her, lighting a ghee lamp.

The temple nomenclature is based on Mridanga, acclaimed to be the mother of all musical instruments, originated in heaven. Devi is believed to have originated in the form of Mridanga, and her voice still echoes. MridangaSailam stands for the drum hill, and the Goddess is believed to have appeared on the southeastern premises of the shrine. Lord Parasurama captivated the essence of Devi into an idol and founded the temple in Mridanga Salem or Muzhakkunnu.

Mridanga Saileswari Temple is Famous For

It is believed that Kathakali took shape in the Mridanga Saileswari Temple. It came into existence because of the acclaimed king of Kottayam Thampuran, who was influenced by the Ramanattam of KottarakkaraThampuran. Kottayam Thampuran showcases the texts of Bakavadham, Kirmeeravadham, KalyanaSougandhikam and Niratha Kavach Kalakeyavadham in Mridanga Saileswari Temple.

Festivals/Events Celebrated at Mridanga Saileswari Temple in Kerala

The prime festivals celebrated in the temple are Navratri and Pooram Mahotsavam.

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