(Last Updated on : 29-08-2012)
Thrikkavu Sri Durga Bhagavathy Temple is an ancient temple that is located in Ponnani, Malappuram
District in the state of Kerala
. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga
. The temple dates back to the ancient times and is believed to be one of the 108 Durga temples consecrated by Lord Parasurama
in Kerala. It is said that the name Thrikkavu originated from "Thrikkani Kaadu ".
Deity of Trkkavu Temple
Goddess Durga, the presiding deity of Thrikkavu Sri Durga Bhagavathy Temple is adorned with four hands here. She is seen holding a Chakra (disc), Sankha (conch), Varada (in a boon conferring pose) and katibadha (arm rest in the hip). The devotees believe that Thrikkavu Bhagavathy is "Sarvabeeshtapradhayini" i.e. one who grants all wishes. The Bhagavathy is worshipped in two different forms Goddess Durga and Goddess Saraswati
. Besides the main there are other temples located within the premises like the Krishna temple and Upa Devatha temples for Mahaganapathi, Sasthavu, Sidhi Vinayakan, Lord Hanuman
and Brahma Rakshass. There is also a Moola Ganapathy Temple near the pond (Kshetrakulam) along with Naga Raja, Naga Yakshi and Naga pratishtas.
The temple celebrates many festivals among which the main festival is Navaratri
. The festival attracts large number of devotees from far off places. The Vidyarambham i.e. beginning of formal education is conducted on the Vijayadasami day of Navaratri utsavam. The Vrishchicka Mandala mahotsavam is also celebrated during the period of mandalam season.
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