Goddess Bhadrakali is found at the rear of the present main shrine. It was first installed by Parashurama.As goddess was so fierce even birds could not fly in front of the idol. The temple is famous for Sathyam chollal(taking an oath in front of Bhadrakaali). Thantri belongs to Kaattumaatam illam and saanthikkaars hail from two Thaavazhis of Marangatt illam
Those who took a false oath had to face severe consequences like vomiting blood or suffering from madness. In ancient times, there was a custom of giving Pattumvalayum to distinguished Achaaryas at the front of the shrine of Perumthrukkovilappan.
POOROLSAVAM commences eight days before pooram in Meenam. On every day of the festival the thitambs are taken in procession to theAmma-paramb. The belief is that the Goddesses visit their mother. The persons who take the thitambs of both the Goddesses dance for about two hours and return to the temple. The other important days which are observed are Navaraathri,Tuesdays and Fridays.
The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, about 32 km away. Etakkot Rail Way Station , Dharmadam Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway stations to Edakkad.
Chala Bhagavathy Temple
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.
The temple is kept open on all days from 4am-11.30 am and 5.30-8.00 pm