Lokanarkavu Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Durga located at Vatakara in the Kozhikode district. People in Kerala love to hear the stories of the heroes and heroines of Vadakkanpattu. This temple is associated with them. Visitors need to travel around 4 kilometers from Vadakara to reach this temple in Memunda. Lokanarkavu is the short form of Lokamalayarkavu. In the local language Malayalam, lokam means world, mala means mountain, aaru means river and Kavu means grove. Lokamalayarkavu means the world made of mountain, river and grove.
The week-long Pooram festival of Lokanarkavu temple is very famous. The devotees celebrate it with pomp and joy. This spectacular festival starts with the flag hoisting and ends with Aarattu. The legendary martial hero of North Kerala Thacholi Othenan used to visit this temple to worship the goddess. Pilgrims just love the legendary aura and simplicity of this temple. Art lovers certainly appreciate the eye-catching mural paintings and carvings of this Durga shrine.
Vatakara railway station is around 5 kilometers away from this temple. The nearest Calicut airport is approximately 87 kilometers from Lokanarkavu Temple. Plan a pilgrimage tour to Kerala through Tour My India to experience spirituality and soul-quenching peace.