Thiruvarkadu Bhagavathi Temple is the mother temple of all Bhadrakali shrines of North Kerala. The deity is the Fierce form of Bhadrakali. The Bhagavathy is addressed by tantrics in the vicinity as Tiruvarkkad Achchi due to this. The temple administration is Malabar Devaswom Board. The temple is a revered shrine of Chirakkal Royal Family and a shrine of Chirakkal devaswom before. The temple is situated in Madayi, Payangadi, hence prominently known as Madayi Kavu.
Location : Madayi Para, Pazhayangadi, Kerala 670334
Gods : Bhadrakali
Landmark : By Road : Buses are available from Payyanur, Kannur, Taliparamba(nearest town stations) to Payangadi. Temple is situated just 1km away from payangadi bus stand. By Rail : The nearest railway station is Payangadi Railway Station which is about 2kms away from the temple. By Air : The nearest airport: Karipur Airport which is about 118 kms away from the temple.
Pooram is the most important festival in MadayiKavu starts on Karthika in Meenam upto Pooram According to Malayalam Calender