Thanikkudam Bhagavathi Temple

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Thanikkudam Bhagavathi Temple
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictThrissur District
DeityKali
FestivalsThiru Aarattu
Location
LocationThanikkudam, City of Thrissur
StateKerala
CountryIndia
Architecture
TypeKerala
Temple(s)One

Thanikkudam Bhagavathi Temple is a Hindu Temple located in Thanikkudam of Thrissur city in Kerala, on the banks of Puzhakkal River, also called Thanikkudam river. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali, in the form of 'Nanadurga'. It is famous for 'arattu' ceremony during monsoon season, when the river is flooded and enters the main sanctum, thus submerging the whole idol. This temples is one of the rare temples with such a ceremony. The temple is under the control of Cochin Devaswom Board.

Legend[edit]

The araattu ceremony starts when the Puzhakkal River or locally known as Thanikkudam River overflows in the Monsoon and submerges the idol in the temple. Devotees take a dip in the water along with the idol during the araattu ceremony.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flow of Devotion". The Hindu. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  2. ^ "THANIKUDAM BHAGAVATHY". The Kerala Temples. Retrieved 2 October 2013.