Arikkady is a village in Kasarakode district in the state of Kerala, India
About The Temple
The temple is known as Arikkady Parasthanam Bhagavathy Ali Chamundi Temple and presiding deities is Chamundi devi. The main attraction is that Muslim magician called "Ali" is presiding as one of the sub deity.
This temple is more than 800 years old. It is believed that Chamundi Devi saved her devotees from magical tricks of magician Ali. Devi destroyed his arrogance and evil doings by killing him. It is believed that Ali was wearing a magical amulet and thus creating problems with his magic. Devi is said to have destroyed it by removing it. After killing him, Devi asked people to build shrine for him too. No daily pujas are done here other than the 'Samkramam' puja (The day before entering a Malayalam month). As it is caste-no-bar temple, people from all religions can visit and worship Devi.
Important festival is "Kaliyatta" here which starts on 16th of Meenam month of Malayalam calendar
Three main airports are located at Trivandrum, Kochi and Kozhikode, two of which (Trivandrum and Kochi) have an international airport.
Kerala is well-connected to all the major cities through an effective train services link.
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Arikkady Ali Chamundi
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Get married to a person of a girl's choice
- Health and longevity of husband
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.
Morning 6:00 am to Evening 9:00 pm