Kalill Bhagvathy Temple


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Distance (From Ernakulam Jn (South) Railway Station): 43 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab / Bus

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 43 km from Kochi, Kallil Bhagavathy temple or Kallil Kshetram is a famous 9th century rock-cut cave temple situated near Perumbavoor.

It is believed the temple was initially a Jain temple and the idols seen in the temple are believed to be Jainatheertha Parswanathan, Mahaveer and Padmavathi Devi. This temple is now considered as a Hindu pilgrimage with Goddess Durga as the main deity. Siva, Vishnu & Brahma are also worshipped in this temple. The temple is located on a 30 acres hill with 120 well laid stone steps to reach the temple. The temple is maintained by the Kallil Pisharody family.

The annual festival of the temple is celebrated for 8 days in the months of November / December.

The temple is open only till afternoon.