Valliyoorkkavu is an old sanctuary found high in the Hills at Valliyoorkkavu, 3 kilometers from Mananthavady town of Wayanad region in Kerala. Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathy Temple, committed to Goddess Durga, is a noticeable spot to venerate, particularly for tribal groups, in Wayanad, Kerala. Here, the Mother Goddess, shows in three noteworthy types of Vana Durga, Bhadrakali and Jala Durga.
About The Temple
The structure of Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple compound has the sreekovil, nadapanthal, thottampaatt kottil, balikkal, sub sanctuaries, thidappally and pathaayappura.The meele kaavu and keezhe kaavu are parted by around 100 meters.
Legend and Stories
As per the legends, once the prophecy of Kodungallur temple named Vadakkola Nambiar going through Wayanad and he rested close Kabani River. When he woke up, the sword and anklet of Devi were absent. He froze and glanced around, however couldn't discover it. At that point a Paniya tribal part demonstrated to them the sword and anklet holding tight the highest point of a valli (creeper) on a peepul tree on the highest point of the slope. As the prophet and his collaborators implored, the sword and anklet tumbled down and a perfect voice was heard that 'I am available here in three structures - as Vana-Durga, Jala Durga and Bhadrakaali.' So the Kottayam Raja, who was exploring the great outdoors at Mananthavadi, was educated and the sanctuary was assembled.
Consistently there is a fifteen day celebration festivity in the months of February, March and April. The name of the popular celebration is Valliyoorkavu Festival. This celebration committed to Goddess Durga is a standout amongst the most sacred celebrations in the state. Many tribal individuals praise this celebration excellently in Kerala. The two week celebration is gone to by a huge number of enthusiasts.
The nearest airports are Kozhikode International Airport-120 km, Bengaluru International Airport-290 km, and Kannur International Airport, 58 km.
The nearest railway station is Kozhikode Railway Station(72 Km).
Valliyoorkkavu can be accessed from Mananthavady or Kalpetta. The Periya ghat road connects Mananthavady to Kannur and Thalassery. The Thamarassery mountain road connects Calicut with Kalpetta. The Kuttiady mountain road connects Vatakara with Kalpetta and Mananthavady. The Palchuram mountain road connects Kannur and Iritty with Mananthavady. The road from Nilambur to Ooty is also connected to Wayanad through the village of Meppadi.
Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathy Temple,
Mananthavady Bypass Rd,
Pincode – 670645.
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 open from 06:00 am to 11:30 pm and from 04:30 pm to 08:30 pm.