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Adukathu Bhagavathy Temple in Kasargod District in Kerala – Adukkath Bhagavathy Temple

Adukathu Bhagavathy Temple, located around 32 km east of Kasargod, in Kerala is dedicated to Mahishasura Mardini form of Goddess Durga. The Adukkath Bhagavathy temple is unique for two reasons one raw buffalo milk offering and another for the turtles in the nearby pond (amakulam).

The main offering to Goddess Mahishasuramardini is raw buffalo milk.

Turtles in Adukathu Bhagavathy Temple Pond

The temple pond is full of turtles and is known as Amakulam. During summer, the pond dries up and the turtles too disappear. But they reappear when the pond is full after the monsoon rains.

Rice offering is made to the turtles for cure of skin diseases.

Subsidiary deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Saraswati.

Other subsidiary deities include Vana Sasthavu and Rakteshwari Nagam. 

The most important festivals in the temple is Saraswati Puja during Navratri in September/October.