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Adampillykavu Bhadrakali Temple – Tripunithura – Rare Temple With Two Same Vigrahams In Sreekovil

Adampillykavu Bhadrakali temple is located at Vadakkekotta near Tripunithura in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The temple is also known Adampallikavu. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhadrakali and the shrine is unique as the sreekovil or the sanctum sanctorum has two vigrahams of the same murti.

The vigrahams in the sreekovil are made out of wood – Dharuvigraha Pratishta. It is rarest of rare to have two vigrahams of the same deity in the same sanctum.

It is believed that the new vigraham of Bhadrakali was installed in the sanctum and the shakti from the old vigraham was supposed to transferred into the new one. But it became impossible to transfer the complete shakti from the old Vigraham and therefore it could not be removed. So both vigrahams are worshipped now.

Another belief is that the original bimbam or the moola vigraham was so powerful that it became impossible to do pujas. Therefore a new vigraham was installed in the sanctum to reduce the power of the old vigraham.

The Upa Devatas worshiped here are Ganapathy, Ayyappan and Nagam.

Legend has it that Bhagavathi worshipped here arrived from Porkkali. She is believed to have arrived atop the traditional umbrella (olakkuda) of Puliyannoor Perapatteri.

Two nearby temples are Thamaramkulangara Sree Dharmasastha Temple and Thevarakavu Temple.