Name of Festival : Kodungalloor Bharani
Major Territory of Celebration
Kodungalloor Bharani is celebrated in Trichur district of Kerala, India
Time of celebration (Months)
Kodungalloor Bharani is come in the month of Meenam (March-April) every year
Worship in Festival
In this Festival people worship the goddess Kali
Bharani festival is dedicated to goddess Kali, is celebrated at Sree Kurumba Bhagavathy Temple located at Kodungallur, Trichur district,state of Kerala.It is a grandest and ancient temples.Bhagawati temple also known as Sree Kurumba Bhagavathy Temple.The ceremony of Kodungalloor Bharani marks the birth of Bhadrakali, who was considered to be born from the third eye of Samhara Rudra.The word ‘Kuruppa’ in Malayalam denotes small-pox and it has some affinity with the name in which the goddess is known. The goddess is believed to preside over the disease small pox. It is one of the first temples in Kerala which removed the restrictions of caste and religion.
This is the best time to have a visit to ‘God’s own country’ with the festival and a climate to cherish the stay..Bharani is the second asterism of the lunar month and that is the most important day of the festival.The festival observed in goddess Bhadrakali’s honour is mostly celebrated by the low-caste Avarnas, to celebrate the goddess’s victory over the demon Daarika.
Bhagawati temple houses many peculiar beliefs and customs. There is no documental proof as to who built the temple or when it was constructed. But there are many tales associated with this temple.
The festival officially opens with the ritual ‘Kozhikkallu moodal’ on the Thiruvonam day of the month of Meenam. The ritual involves sacrificing a cock on a red silk cloth placed near two stones that stand covered with sand outside the line of circumambulation, in the northern precincts of the temple.
The most important event of the Bharani festival is ‘Kavu Theendal’, (the pollution ceremony) and is celebrated on the Aswathy day of the month.
Men and women come to participate in this peculiar festival and Enjoy the whole festival