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Thanikkudam Bhagavathi Temple

Thanikkudam Bhagavathi Temple is a Hindu Temple located in Thanikkudam of Thrissur city in Kerala, on the banks of Puzhakkal River, also called Thanikkudam river. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali, in the form of 'Nanadurga'. It is famous for 'arattu' ceremony during monsoon season, when the river is flooded and enters the main sanctum, thus submerging the whole idol. This temples is one of the rare temples with such a ceremony. The temple is under the control of Cochin Devaswom Board.

Thanikkudam Bhagavathi Temple
Country India
State Kerala
District Thrissur District
Location Thanikkudam, City of Thrissur
Sanctum Kali
Major festivals Thiru Aarattu
Architecture Kerala
Number of temples One


The araattu ceremony starts when the Puzhakkal River or locally known as Thanikkudam River overflows in the Monsoon and submerges the idol in the temple. Devotees take a dip in the water along with the idol during the araattu ceremony.[1][2]


  1. ^ "FLOW OF DEVOTION". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  2. ^ "THANIKUDAM BHAGAVATHY". The Kerala Temples. Retrieved 2013-10-02.