Thirikkavu Sri Durga Bhagavathi Temple is an ancient Temple situated in Ponnani, Malappuram District, Kerala, India. Goddess Durga is the main god of this centuries old temple. Although authentic details are not available about the age of the temple, it is one of the 108 Durga temples consecrated by Lord Parasuram in Kerala.
About The Temple
It is believed that the name Thirikkavu originated from "Thirikkani Kaadu ". The devastation caused by King Tipu Sultan to the ancient and holy temples of Keraladheeshwaram, Thirikkandiyoor and Thiriprangatu in Vettum region was terrible. Zamorin renovated these temples to some extent. The famous and ancient Thirunavay Temple was also destroyed by Tipu's army. After dismantling the idol, Tipu converted the Thirikkavu Temple into an ammunition depot in Ponnani. It was Zamorin who repaired the temple later.
About The Deity
The Devi is here in her four arms form with Chakra (disc), Shankha (conch), Varada (in a boon-conferring pose) and Katibadha (arm rest in the hip). Thirikkavu Bhagavathi is believed to be one who grants all wishes and numerous devotees have stories legion to tell of her supreme benevolence. The Bhagavathi is worshipped in two different forms Durga and Saraswati. The temple consists of a Krishna temple and sub shrines for Mahaganapathy, Sasthavu, Sidhi Vinayaka, Hanuman and Brahma Raakshas. There is a Moola Ganapathy Temple near the pond along with Naga Raj, Naga Yakshi and Naga Pratishta.
The main festival is Navaratri Mahotsavam which attracts large number of devotees. Vidyaarambham (beginning of formal education) is conducted on the Vijayadasami. The Vrishchicka Mandala mahotsavam is celebrated during the entire period of Mandalam.
The nearest airport is Kozhikode.
The nearest railway station is at Kuttippuram.
Ponnani connects to other parts through Kuttippuram town.
Thirikkavu Temple / Sri Durga Bhagavathi Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Trouble-free marital life
- Removal of physical ailments
- Cure from mental Problems
- Freedom from economic Problems
- Fearless disposition
Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Maatrirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaktirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaantirupena Sansthitah Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namo Namah
Meaning -Goddess Durga is omnipresent and a personification of the universal mother, who is omnipresent and who embodies power and energy. Oh great mother, who also embodies peace, I bow to you, mother, I bow to Durga and I bow to Shakti.
Ayi Giri Nandini Nandita Medini Vishva Vinodini Nandi Nute Giri Vara Vindhya Shiro Adhi Nivaasini Vissnnu Vilaasini Jissnnu Nute Bhagavati He Shiti Kannttha Kuttumbini Bhuri Kuttumbini Bhuri Krte Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura Mardini Ramya Kapardini Shaila Sute
Meaning -I offer my salutations to the mountain's daughter, who fills the world with joy, who is praised by Nandi, who lives on Vindhya's summits, who gives joy to Her brother Lord Vishnu and who Lord Indra praises, Oh Goddess who is Lord Shiva's consort and who created abundance. The destroyer of the demon Mahishasura, the one with beautiful hair and the mountain's daughter, victory to you.
Madhu Kaittabha Vidhvamsi Vidhaatr Varade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning -Oh Devi Durga, we salute you for destroying Madhu and Kaitabha and granting Lord Brahma the boon of protection. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
Mahissaasura Nirnaashi Bhaktaanaam Sukhade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning -We salute Goddess Durga who destroyed Mahishasura, the demon, who bestows a lot of happiness on Her devotees. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM.