Kappil Bhagavathy Temple

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Kappil Bhagavathy Temple
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Geographic coordinates8°46′46″N 76°40′32″E / 8.77944°N 76.67556°E / 8.77944; 76.67556Coordinates: 8°46′46″N 76°40′32″E / 8.77944°N 76.67556°E / 8.77944; 76.67556
TypeKerala Architecture

Kappil Bhagavathy Temple is a famous temple in southern Kerala located at Kappil, Thiruvananthapuram.

There are two temples, one for Lord Siva and the other for Devi Bhadrakali.

The festival that occurs in Bhadrakali temple also occurs on a holiday celebrating "Meena Bharani".

The Kappil Lord Shiva temple is believed to be about 2,000 years old. The idol of Lord Shiva faces to the west. The legend says that there was also a 5,000-year-old temple which was positioned in the same direction towards west, but is now located under the Arabian sea. That 5,000-year-old temple was said to have a ‘Swarna kodi maram-/Golden Flag Staff’.

Kappil Bhagavathy Temple is listed in many of the histories of Kerala. The old royal family from Thiruvithaamkoor used to visit it during their summer vacation, and It is believed by residents of the area that the cosmic power of the temple is strong. The Kripa of Lord Shiva flows like the River Ganges. The temple is also considered an apt spot for those who seek self-realization.

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