Varakkal Devi Temple Kozhikode Kerala

Believed to be the last Devi temple built by Lord Parasurama, the legendary creator of Kerala, Varakkal Devi Temple is a must-visit pilgrim center in Kozhikode. Situated at West Hill in the town area, this shrine is considered to be the 108th temple for Goddess Durga by this great saint. According to legends, Lord Parasurama ploughed this land in order to make the goddess appear in front of him. Vaavu Bali (a ritual for the departed souls) is very important for this temple that draws thousands of devotees from far and wide to carry out their ancestral obsequies. The temple was a center for promoting arts and cultural activities in the Malabar region centuries ago. The Kozhikode railway station is around 6 kilometers from this temple. Pilgrims need to travel around 27 kilometers from Kozhikode International Airport to reach this temple. Plan a religious vacation to Kerala through the exciting pilgrim travel packages of Tour My India.

Varakkal Devi Temple Kozhikode, Kerala

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