Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple is located at Palakkunnu, Near Trikkannad on the Kasargod- Kanhangad road.The deities of the nearby temples are taken to the temple in a procession (Kazhcha) during the festival time. After the offerings and the procession, there is a splendid display of fireworks.Important deity is Mootha Bhagavathy (Kurumba Bhagavathi). Ilaya Bhagavathy, Dhandan, Ghandakarnam,Vishnu Moorthy and Gulikan are the sub deities. Padinhatta Chamundi, and Moovalamkuzhi Chamundi, are also worshipped in the Treasure House. This festival is usually held in March. Another festival known as Maruputhari Festival is held in the Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple during December-January. Few other festivals like Kalam Kanippu Maholsavam and Poorolsavam are also held at this temple.Of the numerous festivals that are held in Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple the Bharani Maholsavam festival is the most important. It starts on the next day after the commencement of the Arattu Festival at Trikkanad Temple. This is because Trikkanad temple is located just a few kilometers from the Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple.

During the festival people wear colorful dresses and celebrate the festive mood is observable from the faces of the young and old alike. A brilliant display of fireworks is another feature of this Festival.These offerings are carried with great joy and enthusiasm in a procession. These donations consist of expensive jewelry and cash money also. Therefore the Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple is one of the richest temples at Kerala.

Location info:

Address: Palakkunnu, Near Trikkannad, Kasargod District, Kerala, India.
District: Kasargod District
Nearest City: Kanhangad, Kudlu, Mangalore, Hosdurg and Thiruvallam.
Best time to visit: Dercember To January.


Interesting things to do:

Watch all the festival of this temple, deities of the nearby temples are taken to the temple in a procession (Kazhcha) during the festival time

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Bekal Hole Aqua Park:

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Mapilathody Jama Masjid:

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Bekal fort:

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Madhur Sreemad Anantheswara Vinayaka Temple:

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Just 5 km away from Kanhangad town known as Madiyam Kovilakam Temple - dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The ancient temple has intricate wood carvings on Palazhimadhanam, Sitaswayamvaram and Dakshayagam. During the annual nine day festival of 'pattutsavam', various cultural and religious programmes are held.

Malik Dinar Mosque:

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