Mallam Durga Parameswari Temple is located Muliyar near Bovikanam, 10 kms away from Kasargod town, Kasargod District, Kerala, India.The presiding deity of this temple is Goddess Durga Parameshwari. The special feature of the Mallam Durga Parameshwari Temple is daily Annadanam which consists of distributing food among the devotees. During Tuesdays and Fridays the temple premises are crowded with devotees. They offer their prayers seeking a prosperous future and a happy living. At Mallam Durga Parameshwari Temple the Annual Festival lasts for 7 days and it is a time for joy and celebration.Moreover the temple of Goddess Durga Parameshwari is mostly visited by the women who offer their worship here. They keep "Vrath" in order to please the mother goddess who would bring peace and happiness to their lives.

Five days festival commences on Suklapksha Ekadasi day in the month of Phalguna. Vasantholsavam on Poornima day and Vaisaka month and Navarthri are also celebrated. This temple constructed by the karate brahmins of maharashtra, is well maintained. Moderate rest house also provided.housands of pilgrims especially women folk throng here throughout the year.An annual festival held here in the month of February or March is a major draw.


Location info:

Address: Muliyar near Bovikanam, Kasargod district, Kerala, India
District: Kasargod district
Nearest City: Kanhangad, Kudlu, Mangalorea and Thiruvallam etc.
Best time to visit: February or March.


According to Kerala's popular legend, Goddess Durga killed the demon Daruka. Elsewhere in India it is Mahisasura whom she killed. Goddess Durga Parameshwari executed the two dangerous demons known as Chanda and Munda. She is the incarnation of Shakti on earth. It is the divine power that enables the sustenance on earth. She is therefore armed with Shiva's trident, Kumaara's spear, Indra's thunderbolt and Vishnu's discus and mace. Enamored by the striking beauty of the Goddess, Chanda and Munda wanted to marry her. Goddess was so angry that she mutilated them instantly much to the relief of mankind who was also disturbed by them.

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Mallam Durga Parameswari Temple community will provide daily Annadanam which consists of distributing food among the devotees.

Interesting things to Visit:

Bekal Fort:

Located 16 km south of Kasargod is Bekal Fort, the largest and best preserved fort in the entire Kerala. This enormous and circular structure is built with large block of laterite and its outer wall rises majestically from the sea to a height of 39 m. The fort is believed to have been built by a local Chieftain, Shivappa Nayak in the mid 16th century. The fort was occupied later on by the British after the defeat of Tipu Sultan.

Chandragiri Fort

The Chandragiri Fort, on the banks of the Chandragiri River, is just 10 kms from Bekal. This 17th century fort is also a contribution of the Chieftain, Shivappa Nayak who had built it to defend the kingdom against the Vijayanagar rulers.It is an excellent sun set point.

Bekal hole Aqua park:

The direction north to the Bekal Fort is the Aqua Park. The Bekal Hole Aqua Park is just one kilometer away from the Bekal Fort. The Aqua Park is well known for its kind in north Malabar. The Aqua Park is unique and enjoyable as visitors can enjoy driving the water rides such as pedal boats and water cycles. Along with pedal boats, visitors can also enjoy their ride with several different light weighted canoes.

Valiyaparamba Backwaters:

Valiyaparamba is a backwater draw out situated in the district of Kasargod of Kerala. Circulated by 4 rivers flecked by quit number of small islands, Valiyaparamba is incredibly growing as an excellent backwater resort which grants captivating boat cruises. Valiyaparamba, a piece of land dissevered from the solid ground is a significant and notable fishing centre. The Valiyaparamba is just some few kilometers away from Bekal, where it just takes little hour's of ride to reach the place.

Madhur Sreemad Anantheswara Vinayaka Temple:

The madhur Sreemad Anantheswara Temple is located 8 kilometers northeast of Kasaragod town on the banks of the Madhuvahini River. The main attractions in the temple are its unique three-tiered dome, copper-plated roofing and a cloistered court rises. This temple is dedicated to Mahaganapathi. The idol here made of alluvial soil. This idol was later installed in the temple and thats how the Madhur Mahalingeswara Temple (dedicated to Lord Siva) became Madhur Mahaganapathi Temple. It is one of the most important Ganapathy temples in South India. People from all over South India throng in to the temple during the time of festivals happen here. The temple offers Veda classes to young students.

Mapilathody Jama Masjid:

This masjid is very old and run by Ansarul Islam Committee. The reconstruction in the year 2005.

Hosdurg Beach:

Located 12 kms south of Bekal is the Hosdurg beach. It is home to the many marvelous forts in Kasargode District. The Hosdurg Fort built by the Ikkeri Nayaks in mid-16th century draws the closest attention of the visitors.

Kappil Beach:

The secluded Kappil Beach is loacted 6 kms to the north of Bekal. The long stretch is wide and clean enough for swimming and beach walking. The beach has the massive rock, the Kodi Cliff, which act as a resting place for the visitors.

Pandiyan Kallu:

A rock rising in the sea about 2 km from the Trikkannad Temple, Pandiyan Kallu is an ideal spot for adventurous swimmers. Legend has it that the ship of one of the Pandiya Kings who attacked the Trikkannad Temple was converted into a rock.

Ananthapuram Lake Temple:

This 9th century monument is the only lake temple in Kerala and is dedicated to Sree Padmanabha and are considered to be the moolasthanam of Lord Sree Padmanabha.

Madhur Temple:

The Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka Temple, with its rich architecture and copper plate roofing, rises majestically against the beautiful landscape of the Madhuvahini River.

Edneer Mutt :

The Mutt of Edneer renowned as a seat of art and learning belongs to the followers of Sankaracharya, the 8th century philosopher.

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Bekal police station
Bekal, Kerala.

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Puttur, Karnataka.

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Sulya, Karnataka.

Kadri Police Station
Mangalore, Karnataka.

Barke Police Station
Mangalore, Karnataka.

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Nearest Hospital:

Malik Deenar Charitable Hospital
Kasaragod, Kasaragod

Government Hospital
Kasaragod, Kasaragod

AJ Hospital
Kuntikana, Bejai, Mangalore
Karnataka 575004
0824 2225533.

EK Nayanar Memorial Co-Operative Hospital
Chengala, Kasaragod

Government Hospital
Kasaragod, Kerala.

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