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Konganoor Bhagavathy Temple – Unique Relationship Of Goddess – History

Konganoor Bhagavathy Temple is located at Chingapuram in Moodadi village in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The temple is around 2 km from Nandistop on Kozhikode – Vadakara road. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhagavathi.

The prathishta in the temple is on Manithoonu and darshanam is towards east. There are no Upa Devatas.

The 5-day annual festival ends on Uthram nakshatra in Dhanu Masam (December – January). The kodiyirakkam or lowering of festival flag is performed in the temple after the arrival of Lokanarkavu Amma for Uchhal Pattu on Makaram 30.

The temple performs a unique ritual known as Kavala Pattali Pattola.

It is believed that Konganoor Bhagavathy and Lokanarkavu Amma are sisters. Another belief is that Lokanarkavu Amma is the mother of Konganoor Bhagavathy.

It is also believed that Panagadu Bhagavathy is the grandmother of Konganoor Bhagavathy. Vizhiyil Bhagavathy is the sister of Konganoor Bhagavathy and Keezhoor Shiva is the husband of Konganoor Bhagavathy.

It is said that a procession was held from Lokanarkavu temple to Konganoor temple. There are no elephants in the procession. The music for the procession is provided by drums, kombu and kuzhal. But she returns without any music. The belief is that Lokanarkavu Amma puts to sleep her sister (Konganoor Bhagavathy) and goes away without making any sound. The music for procession starts only after a km away from the temple. The ritual is no longer held.

It is also said that earlier the 41 days of Mandala Kalam was split into two – 30 days at Lokanarkavu temple and 11 days at Konganoor temple.