Chittur Kavu Devi Temple
#23 of 25 Places to Visit in Palakkad
Distance (From Palakkad Railway Station): 6 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Bus
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 6 Kms from Palakkad Railway Station, Chittur Kavu Devi Temple situated at Chittur village is an ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali.
The temple has a 6 feet tall Daruvigraham facing east. The Nair priests perform the Poojas at this temple. In the normal days, the temple is open only on Tuesdays and Fridays. But it remains open for 9 days during Navarathri festival and on all 31 days in the Malayalam month of Karkitakam (Jul/Aug), and 41 days known as Mandalam (in Nov/Dec).
Konganpada is a grand festival of historical significance celebrated in this temple. This unique festival is held every year on the first Monday after the dark lunar night in Kumbham (February -March) to commemorate the victory of Nairs of Chittur over the militia of Konganadu (Coimbatore) led by the Chola King Rajadhi Raja.