Kallekulangara Emoor Bhagavathy amman temple :

God and Godess :

  • Bhagavathy
  • Lord shiva

Location :

Kallekulangara Emoor Bhagavathy Temple / Sree Emoor Bhagavathy (Hemambika temple), Kallekulangara ,
Palakkad district – 678009
Kerala.

Timings :

  • Morning – 5AM to 11.30AM
  • Evening – 5PM to 8.30PM

Temple History :

The temple if Sri Emoor Bhagavathi is located at Kallekulangara, in Palakkad district of Kerala state. Goddess Shakthi is the presiding deity in this temple and giving darshan as Sri Hemambika. Goddess Hemambika here called as Sri Emoor Bhagavathi. This is the most powerful temple of Goddess Bhagavathi. Lord Parasurama had installed Goddess here. It is believed that four Ambika Temples Goddess Balambika at Cape-Comorin, Goddess Lokambika at Loakanarkavu near Badagara, Goddess Mookambika at Mangalore, and Goddess Hemambika at Palakkad were consecrated by Lord Parashurama for the safety of Kerala. The God’s Own Country Kerala and its devotees are always highly blessed with unstinting benedictions of her Highness. This temple is located about 15 KM away from the present Malampuzha reservoir, in the inaccessible valley of the dense Vadamala forest, a section of the Western Ghats, locally known as Muthikulam, Mudiyolambi, Aduppukootty, Poonkavanam etc., there was a divine shrine of Goddess Durga. This is the most crowded place in this region with a huge number of devotees daily.

History: According to a legend of this temple once Kurur and Kaimukku Nampoothiris used to visit this holy place daily for worship, crossing the protected tempestuous mountains tracks on naked feet. Years passed on without any change in their daily routine. One day while returning home after worship, due to the vagaries of old age, they were forced to take rest under a tree. An old woman appeared before them and gave them some sweet fruits which they gladly accepted. They were suddenly relieved of their fatigue and felt surprisingly refreshed. These two ardent devotees on their journey next day, reached near the tree to find a huge elephant standing before them. Besides the elephant, they had the ‘Darshan’ of the golden colored Goddess. From that day onwards, they started worshipping the Goddess under the tree.

Kurur was incapacitated by old age and found it difficult to carry out the daily routine of worship in the mountain. One night, Goddess papered before him in his dream and consoled him that she will be seen in the pond near his house and can worship her there. Early next morning the radiant devotees rushed towards the pond and found two beautiful hands coming out of water in the middle of the lake. Kurur, on his excitement, jumped into the pond, swam to the center and caught hold of the hands. Immediately, the hands turned into stone, becomes stationary. The Kallekulangara, where the temple is situated, derives its name from this incident. With the help of the friend Kaimukku Kuru worshiped the hands. The present temple was constructed by filling the lake around those divine hands. The Five Ponds surrounding the temple amply prove that the temple was constructed on the land reclaimed from the lake.

It was Jagadguru Sri Aadi Shankaracharya who brought an order in the mode of daily worship and decided upon the different offerings to the deity. The Goddess worshiped here as Saraswathy in the Morning, as Lakshmi at Noon and as Durga in Evening. The very old Shiva Temple of Chendamangalam and the Shiva and Shastha Temple of Easwaramangalam are in the vicinity of Hemambika Temple which has greatly contributed to the sanctity of the place. Besides the major festivals of Dassara, Shivarathri, Mandala Pooja, Easwaraseva etc., and many holy days are systematically celebrated here. Important offerings to the Goddess are Naivilakku (Ghee Lamp), Kalabham (Sandal Paste), Chathussatham, Nei payasam etc., There is a famous Elephant named “Rajagopalan” owned by Kallekulangara Devaswom.

To safeguard the malefic effects of Jupiter, Offering shall be given to Guruvayurappan, as told by the ancient Astro-Stalwarts. Alike this faith, to eliminate the malefic effects of Goddesses, offering shall be rendered to Emoor Sree Bhagavathy. Among the thids, Ashtami is considered here as propitious. Vidyarambham ceremony is also conducted with strong devotion. Thousands of devotees flock to Her sanctum sanatorium and call out to her forgetting themselves. She protects them all with Her boundless love. The number of renowned personages from various fields of life who rush to prostrate before Her, the embodiment of the Ultimate Truth, is increasing day by day.It is believed that goddess here fulfill all the desires of her devotees with here great blessings and remove all the hurdles in once life by making darshan once in life.

Festivals :

  • Medam
  • Edavom
  • Sankramam
  • Onam
  • Sivarathri 
  • Laksharchana
  • Navaratri

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Morning
  • 5.00 am -Opening of Sreekovil
  • 5:30 am – malarNivedyam
  • 6:00 am – Usha pooja
  • 9.00 am – Kalababhishekam
  • 9:00 am – Ucha pooja
  • 11:30 am – Closing of Sreekovil
  • Evening
  • 5:00 pm –    Opening of Sreekovil
  • 6:15 pm –    Dheeparadhana
  • 7:00 pm –    Athazha pooja
  • 8:30 pm  –   Closing of Sreekovil
  • Offerings – Rate (INR)
  • Chathussatham – 12,500.00
  • Kalababhishekam – 3000.00
  • One day pooja – 2500.00
  • Kalampaatu(Mandalam 41 days) – 2500.00
  • Special Niramala – 2000.00
  • Thrikalapooja – 500.00
  • Deepasthambam – 500.00
  • Navarathri Vilakku – 300.00
  • Marriage – 500.00
  • Niramala – 300.00
  • Niramala(for Nandimahakalan) – 200.00
  • Ashtadravya ganapathy homam – 100.00
  • Bhagavatseva – 100.00
  • Eswaraseva – 100.00
  • Thulabharam – 51.00
  • Neipayasam – 80.00
  • Chorun – 50.00
  • Vahana pooja – 100.00
  • Special Payasam – 60.00
  • Palpayasam – 50.00
  • Kootupayasam – 40.00
  • Panapayasam – 40.00
  • Thali pooja – 50.00
  • Vidyarambham – 50.00
  • Sookthapushpanjali – 30.00
  • Thrishathi archana – 30.00
  • Ashtothararchana – 30.00
  • Thrishtupu Sooktham – 30.00
  • Thottiyum Kuttiyum(Silver) – 50.00
  • Ganapathyhomam – 30.00
  • PoojaThattu – 30.00
  • Thrimadhuram – 20.00
  • Swayamvararchana – 20.00
  • Appom (2 pieces) – 20.00
  • Aalroopam(Silver) – 20.00
  • Rakthapushpanjali – 10.00
  • Kumkumarchana – 10.00
  • Plastic Container – 10.00
  • Pattu Thali charthal – 20.00
  • Vella Nivedyam – 20.00
  • Sahasranamarchana – 10.00
  • Neivilakku – 10.00
  • Pushpanjali – 10.00
  • Pooja token – 10.00
  • Mala – 10.00
  • Kettunira(Sabarimala) – 10.00
  • Kathina Vedi(1 piece) – 10.00
  • Malayidal(Sabarimala) – 10.00
  • Meenoottu – 10.00

Nearest Temples Around Kallekulangara Emor Bhagavathi amman temple :

  • Angadipuram Thirumandhamkunnu bhagavathi temple – Malappuram district – 60.00 km
  • Arattupuzha Sri sastha temple – Thrissur district – 82.00 km
  • Guruvayur Sree Guruvayoorappan temple – Thrissur district – 91.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Palakkad – 2 km
  • Chittur-Thathamangalam – 22 km
  • Ottapalam – 37 km
  • Malampuzha – 7 km
  • Kollengode – 30 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Palakkad – 2 km
  • Ottapalam – 37 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Trivendrum – 343 km
  • Cochin – 117 km
  • Calicut – 100 km
  • Kannur – 215 km
  • Coimbatore – 72 km
  • Tiruchirapalli – 266 km
  • Mangaluru – 367 km

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