The Lokanarkavu Bhagavathi Temple is a temple regularly alluded to in the Northern Ballads or the Vadakkanpattu of Kerala. The main divinity is Goddess Durga, with two closest shrines dedicated to Vishnu and Siva. The three rock cut caves in the temple premises are artfully engraved with gorgeous carvings and fascinating murals. The candid murals and carvings here are a delight to art lovers. The main temple, according to legend, is more than 1500 years old. The annual festival called 'Lokanarkavu Festival' is cele... read more
Oachira is sole place of worship with neither a structure to house an idol nor an idol around which temples are usually built.
The presiding deity at this sanctum-sanctorum is the abstract principle of the 'Parabrahmam' or the 'Divine Omnipresence' or 'Universal Conciousness'.
The main events at the temple, 'Oachirakkali' festival falls in mid-June, while the 'Panthranduvilakku' or the twelve-day fair of lights gets underway in November/ December.
'Ochirakkali' is a mock fight enacted among groups of me... read more