Kodimoottil Sri Bhadrakaali Temple

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Kodimoottil Sri Bhadrakaali Temple is the most famous temple in Parippally, Kollam. The "Prathista" (idol) in this temple is Bhadrakali devi. Shiva, Ganapathi, Nacagrihangal are also there as Upaprathista.

There are a number of utsavams in this temple. The mahotsavam is held every year during the month of March for ten days, starting with the pongala. Ladies from all parts of Kollam and Trivandrum districts participate in it.[1][2] Gajamela, an elephant procession, is the main attraction of the Mahotsavam, which occurs on the ninth day.[3]

The temple is managed by Ezhava (Chekaver) community, but people from all castes participate in the festival. Navarathri is also celebrated here as a festival.

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  1. ^ "Hundreds offer Pongala". The Hindu. 1 March 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Temple fete from March 2". The Hindu. 27 February 2007. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Parippally Gajamela". Keralatourism.org. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  • Keralathile maha kshethrangaliloode: K.Narayanan kutty

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