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The Kovils Of Kerala
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Tiruvananthapuram Bhagawathi Of Chengannur
Aranmula Parthasarathi Ambalapuzha Krishna
Sabarimalai Lord Siva Of Ettamanur
Annadana Prabhu Of Vaikom Mother Raja Rajeswari Of Chottanikara
Mother Kali Of Kodungallur Kutalamanikyam
Sri Rama's Temple - Triprayar Sri Vadakkunathan Of Trichar
Gurupavanapura The Kozhikode Tali
Tiruvil Wamala Lord Raja Rajeswara Of Taliparamba
Lord Krishna Of Trichambram Tiruvangad Perumal Temple
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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MOTHER KALI OF KODUNGALLUR

 

The Bharani festival lasting for about a month falls in the month of Kumbham corresponding to Feb-March, has a greater pull since it has many special features. It is during then the temple is supposed to get desecrated due to observance of certain rituals when the regular Nambudri priests carry the behest of the non Brahmin temporary priests belonging to goldsmith community. Sacrifice of cocks is one as such and it is very common and thousands of them are offered.

Hence it is called fittingly the cock festival. It is to be dominated by Nair community, who had the privilege of inaugurating, it with throwing the packets of turmeric, peper, coins, coconuts and live cocks into the temple precincts prior to Bharani. A non-Brahmin enters the garbhagriha and offers Trichandanapoticharta i.e. smearing the idol with holy sandal powder when all the doors kept closed. After this ritual lasting for nearly three hours, the doors are flung open for Darshan to outsiders pilgrims only. 

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About Mother Kali Of Kodungallur
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Uniqueness...Pg.1
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Antiquity...Pg.1
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Antiquity...Pg.3
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The Kannaki....Pg.1
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The Temple
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Festivals...Pg.1
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Festivals...Pg.3
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