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Chala Bhagavathi Temple – Kannur

Chala Bhagavathi temple is located at Chala on the Kannur – Kuthuparamba road in Kannur district of Kerala. The temple is 8 km south of Kannur. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The murti in the shrine was consecrated by Parashurama.

The main deities worshipped in Chala Bhagavathi temple are Goddess Durga and Goddess Bhadrakali. Prominence is for Goddess Bhadrakali.

The Upa Devta worshipped in the temple is Ammulamma.

The annual festival in the temple concludes on Pooram nakshatra in Meenam month (March – April). Thidambu Nritham is held as part of the festival.

As per history, the temple was earlier known as Puzhavayal Bhagavathi temple. Sathya Pareshanam (acts of find out truth) of Kolathiri kingdom was held in the temple. In ancient times, the temple was managed by Randu Thara Nambiars who were known as Achanmar. The temple belonged to Nambiar families of Ayiliyathu, Palliyathu, Arayathu and Kandothu.