Kodungallur Temple

Kodungallur Temple

Kodungallur Temple Timings, History, Darshan, Pooja Timings

Kodungallur Temple History

As per the Legend,  At Pukar, the capital of the Chola empire, there are two merchants. Kannaki daughter of one of the Merchant got married to Kovalan son of another merchant. Kovalan attracted to a dancer by name Madhavi. Kovalan rejoined his wife after becoming penniless. Kannaki happily accepted her husband and offered him one of her golden anklets for sale. They moved to Madura, the Pandya to start a new life.

Kovalan entered Goldsmith Street attached to the Royal household. King ordered Staff to executed Kovalan on the false theft case. Kovalan was executed and his body laid in a Madura Street. Angered Kannaki reached the King’s court and showed them the second anklet. She accused The King him of Killing her innocent husband.

She broke open her other anklet and lot of precious stones spilled out sparkling. Kannaki went out to the streets, tore off her left breast in fury and cursed the city of Madura which started burning immediately.

Then Kannaki left Madura and the Pandyan Kingdom came to Chenkunnu in Kerala. There she joined with her husband burning herself. The Chera King of the time, Senkuttuuvan, deeming Kannaki to be an incarnation of Kali, installed an Idol.


Kodungallur Temple festivals

Thalappoli festival will be celebrated during the months of Jan – Feb. This festival runs for 4 days and begins on the Makara Sankranti evening.

Bharani festival falls between Mar and Apr.

Kodungallur Temple Timings

Morning Hours: 4:00 am – 12:00 pm

Evening Hours: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Dress code: Please wear
Men: White Pancha, Dhoti without Shirt
Female: Saree with blouse/ Punjabi Dress with Dupatta / Chudidhar with Dupatta/ Half saree


How to reach Kodungallur Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Kochi which is 28 km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest Railway station is at Kochi. From where temple can be reached by Bus or Taxi

By Road

  1. The direct bus available from Thrissur, Kochi stations.


Kodungallur Temple Images


Reference Link: History


  1. I want to know whether there is a vazhipadu called pattum vallum nadakkuvekkal. If it is there what is the amount for it. Is there any day for offering . What are the things that the person should take care off before coming for offering. Please let me know. I had seen people coming and placing this in front of the diety.

  2. Hello Sir there is any Pooja in the bhagavati temples for prosperity and shatru samhara and how many days booking is going on please let me know thank you

  3. Contact no pls

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