Devoted to the goddess Bhadrakali, a form of Maa Kali or Parashakthi, the temple is located at Kodungallur. It is also one of the first temples in Kerala to lift curtailment with regards to caste and permitted devotees belonging to the lower strata entry into the temple. Sree Kurumba Bhagavathy is the chief deity at this temple. The word 'Kuruppa' in Malayalam denotes small-pox lending affinity to the name in which the goddess is known. The goddess is believed to have the power to ordain over this disease.
Pilgrims from various parts of Kerala flock to this temple to make offerings of rice, salt, chillies, betel leaves and nuts, turmeric, pepper and cocks. There is a popular belief that pilgrimages undertaken to the temple will safeguard the pilgrims, their friends and relatives from the precarious blows of diseases like cholera and small-pox. Most of them make their offerings and return home before the day of the Bharani star, after which the temple is closed for a week.
All Days: 04:00 AM - 12:00 PM
04:00 PM - 08:30 PM