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Thirumandhamkunnu Temple

Thirumandhamkunnu Temple is located at Thirumandhamkunnu in Malappuram District. The temple stands on a 60 ft high hillock and has an imposing appearance. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga.

The idol is made of Daru (wood) and is about six feet high. The deity is seen in a sitting posture with the left leg on her lap and the right hanging as usual and touching the ground. She holds the head of Darika in one hand and weapons in her other seven hands giving a fierce appearance. Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavati is considered the elder sister of Kodungallur Bhagavati.

The specialty of the Thirumandhamkunnu temple lies in its many rituals and conventions, which are not carried out at other temples. These include Kalam pattu for six months from November to April and eleven days Pooram festival starting on Makayiram asterism in Meenam month (March April.)

Non-Hindus are not allowed into the temple. Angadipuram Tali temple is in the vicinity. The Mankada kovilakam, 8 km away on Manjeri Road, is also another place of interest nearby. Chaverthara nearby is a commemoration for the martyrs of Mamankam. Puthanangadi Mosque, which has Arabic inscriptions engraved on one of its planks, is an added attraction of Angadipuram.

Updated on 30th July, 2016
District: Malappuram
Location: Angadipuram


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