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Sree Kurumba Bhagavathy Temple in Kondungallur

·  Summer: March-May (32°C - 40°C)
·  Winter: December-February (15°C - 25°C)
   Monsoon: June-September 

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 04:00 a.m.
Closing Time: :00 p.m. (closed from 12 noon to 04:00 p.m.)
Weekly Holiday: Nil

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Sree Kurumba Bhagavathy (or Bhagavati) Temple is located in the holy town of Kodungallur in the Thrissur District of Kerala. Dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali, a form of Goddess Kali and known in the region as Kodungallur Amma, the temple holds great religious significance and is a popular pilgrimage site. Spread over 10 acres and surrounded by the huge trees of banyan and peepal, the temple has the sanctum sanctorum accommodating a hypnotic image of the goddess with 8 arms, each carrying a different weapon or symbol.

According to the popular legend, the temple was established by Lord Parshurama (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) to honour Bhadrakali who freed the region from the terror of demon Daruka. The temple also houses the images of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and Veerbhadra. Devotees offer red-dyed dhotis (a kind of traditional cloth) and turmeric to the goddess. Pushkarini, the holy pond within the premises, is where the pilgrims take bath before praying at the temple.

The temple hosts many festivals and celebrations like Bharani Festival and Thalappoli Festival. The town is also home to many other holy temples, apart from mosques, churches, forts and colonial structures.  

Road: National Highway 66 connecting Kochi with Mumbai offers convenient access to Kodungallur. Public and private transport buses connect the town to the major cities of Kerala. Taxis also offer good connectivity to the town and the temple.

Railway: Irinjalakkuda Railway Station is about 25 km. from Kodungallur, while the closest railhead is at Aluva (about 27 km. away). Taxis can be hired from any of these stations to reach the temple.

Airway: Just about 30 km. from the town is the international airport of Cochin (Kochi). Taxis are the most convenient mode and can be easily hired from the airport to the temple.