Located in the centre of Kodungalur town, the deity of this temple is a majestic 6 feet high jack wooden image of Goddess Maha Kali. This temple is the head of sixty four Bhadrakali temples in Kerala especially Malabar. The temple is situated in the middle of a plot of land about ten acres, surrounded by banyan and peepal trees with the ‘Srikovil’ is facing north.  It was built in a remote past and its worship incorporates ancient ‘Shakteya’ customs which are rarely observed in contemporary Kerala temples. The temple is famous for its annual Thalappoli and Bharani festivals. The animal sacrifices that once were part of the festival in this temple are now banned, but the pilgrims still drink liquor and sing lewd songs, all the way from their villages to the shrine, as part of the ceremony. At the end of the festival, the temple closes and opens on the seventh day, after the Aswathi asterism. Close by is the sanctum of Lord Siva facing towards east without a Nandi. There are seven idols of Sapthmatrakal facing north and a Ganapathy idol as well which is facing east. There is also a chamber called as Pallimaadam. In the outer compound of the temple are the sub deities; the twelve feet tall Kshetrapalan, Vasoorimala and Thavittumuthy.


  • 40 km from Thrissur in Kodungallur town
  • 35 km from Kochi


Open 0400 - 0830 hrs, 1130 - 1200 hrs, 1600 - 2000 hrs

Ph: 0480-2803061.