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Kallil Bhagavathy Temple

Kallil Bhagavathy Temple is a 9th century shrine, located 2 km from Odakkali village, on the Aluva Munnar road, in Ernakulam District of Kerala. It is 10 km from Perumbavoor and 22 km from Kaladi. Earlier the temple was a Jain shrine but now it has been converted into a Hindu shrine.

Set amid 28 acres of land, the temple is cut out of a huge single rock and one has to climb up 120 steps to reach the temple. Goddess Durga is the presiding deity. Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma are the other deities worshipped here.

The annual festival of the temple falls in Vrishikam (November-December) on Karthika day and lasts for eight days. The idol of the deity, led by a grand procession, is carried on a female elephant during the festival.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Ernakulam


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