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Edakkunni Bhagavathi Temple – History – Edakkunni Durga Temple

Edakkunni Bhagavathi temple at Edakkuni near Ollur on the Thrissur – Angamaly road and is around 8 km from Thrissur, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala.

The main murti of Durga worshipped in the temple has four hands. She holds shankh, chakram, gada and padmam. The sreekovil or sanctum sanctorum is square in shape (Chatura Sreekovil). The temple complex within the walls is nearly 2 acres. Entry into the temple is from the eastern sreekovil. The roof of sreekovil is covered in copper.

The main Upa Devata in the temple is Okkathe Ganapathi. Shrines of Shiva and Sri Krishna are also part of the temple complex. Shiva faces east ad Sri Krishna faces west. Both the deities have a small sreekovil and there is also a gopuram in the east and west side.

Edakkunni Bhagavathi participates in the famous Arattupuzha pooram.

The main festival in the temple is Uthram Vilakku held on Uthram nakshatra in Meenam month.

Edakkunni Durga Temple History

The murti worshipped in the temple was the upasana murti of Shankara Warrier who was the Diwan of Cochin kingdom. He had renovated the temple. Before becoming diwan, he was the kazhakam in the temple. Even when he was a diwan, he used to drink water only doing some work in the temple like at least making a garland.

The temple in the beginning belonged to Vadakkiniyath, Thekkiniyath and Pallatheri. Later it came under the control of Edakkunni Warrieth.

Manalattil Subramanya temple and Parambath Padam temple are the keezhedams of the temple.