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Karumala Bhagavathy Temple

Karumala Bhagavathy temple is located at Karumala in Unnikulam Village on the Balussery – Thamarassery road in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Shiva but importance is given to Goddess Bhagavathi who is also known as Karumala Maha Devi.

The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. In Durga Kshetra Nama Stotravali, the temple is known as Karumapuram.

Shiva faces east ad Bhagavathy faces west.

Bhagavathy is looking at Shiva from the Manithoonu in the Mandapam. Legend has it that Bhagavathi worshipped here was brought from atop the Karumala hill. Another legend has it that the goddess was the upasana murti of a Chettiar.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Vettakkorumakan and Dakshinamurti.

The temple belonged to Panathur Illam.




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