Kadampuzha Bhagavathi Temple
Dedicated to Kirathaparvathi, Sree Kadampuzha Bhagavathy temple has no idol. Poojas are performed at a hole (about 6 cm in diameter) into which the Goddess is said to have disappeared after showing Her presence to Adi Sankaracharya. Poomoodal or offering of thecchi flowers (Ixora indica) is an important ritual here. Mutturakkal is another offering made by breaking coconuts. The temple is situated about 3 km north of Vettichira on the highway connecting Kozhikode (Calicut) to Thrissur.
Location : Kadampuzha Devaswom, P.O
Landmark : Nearest railway station: Angadipuram, about 23 km and Shornur, about 46 km
Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, about 41 km
The Karthika day in Vrischigam is celebrated as Pradishta day in Temple with Sudhi, Navakom, Panchagavyam, special kalasams etc on the auspices of the Thanthri of the temple. The Poomoodal and all special poojas on this day are performed by Devaswom directly. Unlike other temples, the Karthika deepam lightings are done in the early hours in the morning. There will be large scale Prasada Ootu to the devotees in specially put up vast pandal in temple compound from 10.30 am onwards which may extend to the evening. The number of devotees who attend this religious feast may well cross 15000. There will be special poojas and vadhyams particularly in Sree Madambiyarkavu, a Kiratha Moorthy Temple situated 2 km away from here. Due to the ceremonial connections the Karthika day poojas in this Temple are offered by Kadampuzha Devaswom.
The Karkitaka month is celebrated as Ramayana month with Ramayana parayana and talks by great scholars from 10 am to 12 pm daily. It is so arranged that the Ramayana parayana in full will be completed by 31 days by different scholars. There will be 12 days Thanthripooja from the first day of this month with special Ganapathi Homam and Bhagavathi Seva etc. Niraputhari is also celebrated during this month.
Devi Bhagavatha Navaham
Sreemad Devi Bhagavatha Navaham is conducted in the month of Thulam every year.
Sreemad Bhagavatha Sapthaha is conducted in the month of Thulam / Virischigom every year.
The importance of performing Vazhivadus in this temple is that the devotees are facilitated to witness the Vazhivadu performance by posing at the door step of the Sreekovil which is closer to the idol as there is no Sopanam in front of the Sreekovil.
The most important Vazhivadus here are the Poomoodal and Muttarukkal.
Various other Vazhivadus can also be performed, the details of which are provided elsewhere.