Photo Credit : Aruna Radhakrishnan
Kodungallur Bagavathy Temple is a Hindu temple at Kodungallur, in, Thrissur district of Kerala.The idol of the goddess Bhadrakali, popularly known as “Kodungallur Amma” in the temple is unique as it has eight hands with diverse attributes.
The idol of bhagawati is about seven feet high and made of wood, carved from a jackfruit tree. The idol has eight arms that carry weapons and symbols such as head of an Asura, a sword, an anklet, a bell and so on.
The temple is situated in the middle of a plot of land about ten acres, surrounded by banyan and peepal trees. The Sreekovil faces north.
The western chamber of the inner temple is said to be the seat of Sapthamatrukas (Seven Mothers) who also face north.
The idols of Ganapathi and Veerabhadra are also found in the chamber, one facing east and the other facing west, respectively.
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