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Lokanarkavu Temple

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Distance (From Kozhikode): 51 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab / Bus

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At a distance of 51 Kms from Kozhikode & 3 Kms from Vadakara, Lokanarkavu Bhagavathy Temple is famous for beautiful murals and carvings.

Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the main temple is believed to be more than 1500 years old. There are also two separate shrines dedicated to Vishnu and Siva. It has great historical importance as Thacholi Othenan, the legendary martial hero of Kerala, used to worship here every day.

Pooram celebrated on Meenam (Mar / Apr) and Mandala Ustavam celebrated for 41 days on Vrischikam (Nov / Dec). This is the only temple where a folk dance called Poorakkali is performed during festivals. The dance, performed during the festival resembles the martial art Kalarippayattu.

Timings: 5 AM to 11 AM & 5 PM to 8 PM.

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