The Trisala Bhagavathy temple situated 500 meters east of Mankave junction, is in the central part of the Padinjare Covilakam. The temple was built in the 19th century by the then Zamorin popularly known as Karyasthan Thampuran. It is dedicated to goddess Bala Durga. Devi is worshipped as a small girl playing with a ball in one hand. It is believed that Trisala Bhagavathy is the younger sister of Shree Valayanadu Devi.
About The Temple
The temple has an area of 2.5 acres. The structures in this temple are Shreekovil, Namaskara Mandabam, Chuttambalam, Nata-pandal, Gopuram, Bhagavathy Kettu, office building, a small auditorium and a tank. The square Shreekovil faces east. The idol of the Bala Durga is made up of Krishna Sila (black stone) of height 37 cm with four arms, two hands having a conch and a disc while the other two show Abhaya and Varada mudras (gestures with hand). There is no other idol in the temple complex.
The walls of the Shreekovil are painted with several murals. On the eastern side there are figures of Dwarapalakas (gate keepers) standing on serpents, with sword and trident in hands. On the southern side are Lord Dakshinamoorthy (in meditating pose) and Ganapathy. The painting on the western side shows the goddess with eight arms and weapons in hand, along with Lord Narasimma with Lord Brahma and other Devas with folded hands. On the northern side are Sri Rama and Lakshmana with bows and arrows and Lord Krishna.
Legend and Stories
Elderly people of the locality believe that there was an ancient temple of Bala Durga which was demolished at the time of the Mysore invasion of Malabar. At the time of clearing of the trees, the hatchet of one of the labourers had touched a stone and blood oozed from it. Seeing this, the matter was reported to the Raja. It was revealed that it was the idol of Bala Durga. A temple was built on the spot and worship began.
Annual festival is held in Vrichikam. Other important festivals are Ashtami Rohini, Navaratri, Maha Shivarathri, and Palum Vellari.
Three pujas, namely, Usha puja, Ucha puja, and Athazha puja are performed daily.
One of the most popular offerings is the ‘Alankara Puja’, offered by young girls of marriageable age. This puja for the Bhagavathy is to overcome all obstacles in life and achieve fulfilment of desires. Alankara puja is performed for Bhagavathy and Shree Krishna on all days except the annual festival.
Kozhikode is well connected to other major cities by regular flights.
Kozhikode Main is the nearest railhead.
There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Kozhikode.
Trisala Bhagavathy 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.
The temple remains open from 5.30 AM to 8.30 AM in the morning and from 5.30 PM to 7.30 PM in the evening.