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Kanda Kurumba Kavu Temple Festival

Kanda Kurumba Kavu temple is located at Ezhava Thuruthil on the Ponnani – Edappal road in Malappuram district. Makara Chowa festival is an important event here. Kanda Kurumba Kavu temple annual festival is held in Meenam month. Thula Sankramana puja is another important festival here.

During the Makara Chowa festival in January, Kalakali, Thira and Pootan are observed. During the 12-day Meenam month festival there is the famous Pavakoothu thalappoli.

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The main murti in the sanctum sanctorum is Kannadi Shila Pratishta = mirror type. It is believed that the Goddess worshipped here is the sister of Kodungallur Bhagavathy. There is no upa devata in the temple. The temples Bhadra Kulangara Bhagavathi and Thoniyaparambu Bhagavathy on the banks of Bharathapuzha river are considered to be the sister of Kanda Kurumba Kavu Bhagavathy.

The temple belongs to Thirumalasheri Namboothiri.

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