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Azhakodi Devi Temple, Kozhikode

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Azhakodi Devi Temple (Malayalam: അഴകൊടി ദേവീക്ഷേത്രം) is a Hindu temple in Thiruthiyadu, Thiruthiyadu, Kozhikode, Kerala, India. It is about 1.5 km away from the Mofussil bus stand and 2.5 km from the KSRTC Bus stand in the Kozhikode city.

Azhakodi Devi Mahashekthram is located in Thiruthiyad, Kozhikode District, Kerala, South India. It is one of the famous Devi temple, situated hardly 1.5 km away from the Mofussil Bus stand and 2.5 km from the KSRTC Bus stand, the area still retains the beauty and charm of un-spoilt rural settings within the heart of the kozhikode City. The temple and the Kalayana Mandapom (Azhakodi Devi Mandiram) are administered by the Malabar Devaswom Board.

The most ancient and historically renowned temple "Azhakodi Devi Mahashekthram", has its deity in the form of "Bhadrakali" in a calm disposition. The temple consists of seven maternal incarnation-brahamani, maheshwari, kowmari, vaishanavi, vaarahi, indarni and chamundi. A sivalinga is also present.

There is a legend behind this temple, that the samoothiri entrusted six of his generals to the temple "Arikkodikkavu" which is now renowned as Azhakodi Devi mahashekthram. An idol of "Bhavani Devi" was also given by the samoothiri which was given to him by the traders of Gujarat. The generals were instructed to place the idol adjacent to the "Bhagavathi Idol" in the "Arikkodikkavu" sreekovil and worship the same. The temple till 1965 known as "Arikkodikkavu" was later renamed as "Azhakodi Devi Mahashekthram".

During the Malayalam month of "Medom", Kodiyettem is celebrated on the "Uthrattadi Nakshathram". Pallivetta is celebrated on the "Thiruvathira Nakshathram", and "Arrattu" is conducted on the "Punartham Nakshathram"."Bhagavatha Saptaham" is also conducted every year. The other festivals are "Navarathri Mahotsavam" and "Vijayadasami Pooja".

This temple is situated at Thiruthiyad which is at the heart of the Kozhikode city. This temple is governed by the elected members. The Malabar Devaswom Board has a direct access towards the day-to-day activities of the temple.
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  • It is a small local temple which villagers seemed to visit for marriage and birthday offerings mainly. I did not like the dirt spread all around the campus of the temple.  more »
  • Temple consists of a Kalyana mandapam(marriage hall) which is an ideal location for hindu marriage.near to baby memorial hospital and it has huge capacity to accomodate more than 1500 people at a...  more »
  • Spacious and can accommodate around 1000 odd people. Not well maintained. Standards same as 20 yrs back.
  • A good temple for visiting with family, specially in Navarathri days, goddess Lakshmi, Durga, saraswathi worship in temple, reaching easily from city.. Good and spacey parking and also good auditorium for wedding purposes. Keep the dignity and rituals while u visiting a temple.

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