Pilgrimage Tour

Thrikkavu Temple in Malappuram, Kerala

Thrikkavu Temple is an age-old temple dedicated to Goddess Durga Bhagavathi. It is one of the 108 Durga Temples in Kerala created by Saint Parshuram. The Temple derived its name from 'Thrikkani Kaadu'. It is believed that Goddess Durga is 'Sarvabheeshtapradhyani' - the one who grants wishes. Sub-deities in the Temple are Lord Hanuman, Krishna, Sidhi Vinayaka, Brahma Rakshass, Upa Devatha and Sasthavu.

Temple derived its name from "Thrikkani Kaadu ". Tipu Sultan caused immense devastation to the ancient and holy temples of Kerala Dhandeeswaram, Trikkandiyoor and Thriprangatu in Vittum. The Zamorin renovated these shrines. The famous and ancient Thirunavaya Temple, known as an ancient teaching-centre of the Vedas, was also plundered by Tipu's army. After destroying the idol, Tipu converted the Temple into an ammunition depot. Zamorins later repaired this shrine too.

The Devi is here in her Chathurbhuja form with Chakra, Conch, Varada and Katibadha. Some vivid stories and legends narrate her supreme benevolence. Goddess Bhagavathy is worshipped in three different forms of Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati.

Festivals/Events Celebrated at Thrikkavu Temple in Kerala

The main festival observed in Thrikkavu Temple is Navarathri Mahotsavam. Thousands of devotees visit the Temple to commemorate Navaratri celebrations. Vidyarambham (beginning of formal education)is conducted on Vijayadasami. The Vrishchicka Mandala Mahotsavam is celebrated during the Mandalam season.

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