Kalarivathukkal Bhagavathy Temple
Kalarivathukkal Bhagavathy Temple, Bhadrakali Shrine located near Valapattanam river, is the family shrine of Chirakkal Royal Family. The deity of the shrine is the fierce form of Bhadrakali. Kalarivathukkal Bhagavathy is considered as the mother of the ancient martial art Kalarippayattu and hence the name. The shrine is administered by Malabar Devaswom Board and classified as Category A Temple of the board. Kalarivathukkal has come from the word Kalari Vaatilkal.
Location : Kalarivathukkal Bhagavathi Temple Valapattanam Post, Valapattanam, Kannur, Kerala 670010
Gods : Bhagavathy
Landmark : Eight kilometers north of Kannur west of national highway at toll junction.
Meenapooram and Ashtami Rohini are other important festivals. There are exquisite wood carvings and mural paintings in this temple.