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Sri Kalarivathukkal

Other names

Sri kalari vathukkal bhagavathi

Location

is located at valapattanam, Kannur District. This location is 8 Km from kannur via toll junction NH 17.

Main investitures

The main Sreekovil of goddess is square and facing west. The idle of principal diety of sree maha rajarajeswari (made of wood) in standing pose on lord sadasiva. The idle has 4 arms with lotus, sword, goblet and shield in hands. An archana bimbam is placed at its front as the main idle is a darusilpam. There is a shrine of lord siva facing east with a silalinga idle.

Sub investitures

The sub shrine of the temple are “kshetrapaalan”, “sapthamatrukkal” along with lord “Veerabadra” and “Ganapathi” made of wood, sivanaga and kuzhinaga.

Legend

It is believes that the temple is consecrated by Lord Parasurama.

HISTORY

The temple was originally worshipped by vadakke illam and it was forcefully handed over to chirakkal rajas. When it came into the hands of chirakkal rajas, it was renovated with large properties attached to the temple.

Temple Timings and order of worship

The temple is opened around the year all days from 5.00 am to 12.45pm and evening from 6.00 pm to 8.00pm.

Important pooja’s are usha pooja at 6am pantheeradi pooja 12 noon and shakthi pooja at 6.00 pm.

Every day the Silver Sword of the Goddess is taken out of the sreekovil and kept in the mandapam in the morning and taken back to the sreekovil after the sakthi pooja.

Festivals

The important festival of the temple is Pooramahothsavam held for nine days in Meenam. It starts on karthika and ends on uthram. The thidambu of devi is taken on a procession on everyday evening from karthika to makam to valapattanam kotta. 7th day, ayilyam taken to sri siveswaram and kadalaayi srikrisna temple. 8th day on poram, pooram kali at chirakkal chira. 9th and final day, uthram, the thidambu is taken back and placed at vedikkettu thara. After the fireworks and performing arts, deity is taken back to shrine. Theyam is also performs in this temple. Another important festival celebrated here are Navaratri, Sivarathri, vishuvilakku and kalasam, perum kaliyattam in 10th Idavam and Niraputhari in karkkidakam.

Dhyanam

Keerthanam

 
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