Kadakkal Devi Temple is one of the foremost Devi temples in Kerala. The Temple is renowned for its unique mythology and belief. It is believed that one who worships and offering rituals to Devi (Kadakkalamma), will be protected from evil and their life will be filled with prosperity and wealth.
Kadakkal Temple has three main temples situated equal distances in three directions from the Temple Pond (Kadakkal Chira). Main Temples are Devi Temple, Siva Temple and Taliyil Temple.
The uniqueness of the main Devi temple is there no Idol and Pujari. Read Mythology of Kadakkal Temple for more details.
The temple festival 'Kadakkal Thiruvathira Mahotsavam' is very popular. During Festival thousands of devotees come to Kadakkal to worship 'Devi'. The first day of the Festival, Thousands of Ladies Offer Pongal to Devi at the Temple Ground.
The Festival Start with "Kuthirayeduppu' which is a grand procession followed by 'Kuthiyottam' and various forms of pageants.
The festival ends with 'Guruzi', a spiritual ritual performed in the last day of Thiruvathira festival
Kadakkal temple has
a very unique mythology related to its existence.
It is believed that Kadakal Devi came from Tamilnadu
along with her sister. Kadakkal Devi situated
in Peedika (a small kind of Trade Shop made of
wood) near by Kadakkal and Anchal Devi Situated
in Kadayattu Kalari near by Anchal.
Another story is related with Panayappan, a tamil
trader who have been killed by Kadakkal Devi as
a revenge towards exploitting her family. After that she situated in Kadakkal Peedia, That
became the sactum Sanctorium of the Present Kadakkal
The Nettur Kurup, who was the eyewitness of this
incident got the permission from devi to do offering
and Pooja for Devi in the Peedika. Every Year Devi's holy birthdate " Thiruvathira"
of Kumbha ( According to Malayalam Calendar) is
celebrating as " Thiruvathira Festival"
. Devotees celebrate it as the regional Festival
Pooja & Offerings
4:30 Palliyunarthu (Waking up of the Goddess)
5.35 Abhishekam (Ablutions of the idol in oil, milk etc.)
5.45 Ganapathy homam (Specific offering to God Vinayaka)
6.05 Deeparadhana (Burning incense and lighting lamps to the honour and glory of the almighty)
6.30 Usha Pooja (Morning Rite)
7.15 Usha Sreebali (Morning Sreebali)
8.00 Kalabhabhiskekam (Consecration bypouring liquid sandal)|
11.00 Ucha Pooja (Noon Rite)
11.30 Ucha Sreebali (Noonsreebali)
12.00 Nata adappu (Closure of Sreekovil)
5.00 Nata Thurappu (Opening of Sreekovil)
7.15 Seva (Special rite to the Goddess)
7.30 Athazha Pooja (Night Rite)
8.00 Deeparadhana (Night Rite)
8.25 Nata Atappu (Closure of Temple Sreekovil)
Special Pooja Details
Thaliyil Temple - Nirum Palum Ootu, Pushparchana
Siva Temple - Vazhipadu, Payasam, Poovu Charthal, Pattu Charthal
Devi Temple - UshaPooja - Sandya Pooja, Vedi Vazhipadu
Special Pooja - Kalamezhuthum Pattum, Vijaydashami Puja, Chuttu vilakku, Navakabhishekam, Sreebali