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Pisharikavu Temple

Pisharikavu Temple is a temple located at Koyilandy, Kozhikode district, North Malabar region of Kerala state of south India.Centuries before remaining members of the Ettuveettil family after conspiracy against Marthanda Varma settled down in the village named Kollam near present-day Koyilandy in Calicut district. They were rich diamond merchants. One of family member prayed and did tapas to please goddess Badhra Kali. One night the goddess Sri Porkali (the family goddess of Ettuveettil pilla s) appeared in his dream and gave him a very special sword named Nandhakam and told him to pray her in the form of this sword and she will answer all his prayers and also asked him to go to his home town. He went back to his hometown and built a temple and started worshiping the Nandakkam sword. The family by the grace of mother Badhra Kali became very rich and powerful. They paid Samoothiri-King of kozhikode and brought a land there and settled down there with their family and built a beautiful temple here and worshiped the Nandakkam sword, it is believed that 8 family have migrated from south, namely Kiziyil, Vazhayil, Elayedathu, Echarathil, Punathil, Nanothu, Mundakkal, Erothu. Native people called them vyapari(merchants) at that time. Later name changed to Ravari in colloquial language. The community is existing even now and they have special rights for conducting festival called Kaliyattam.

Location : Pisharikavu Temple Karuvassery, Kozhikode, Kerala.

Gods : Bhadrakali

Landmark : Airport : Kozhikode is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. Railways : One can easily get regular trains to Kozhikode from other major cities of the country. Road : There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Kozhikode.

Festivals :

The annual festival of Sri Pisharikavu Temple is celebrated in the Malayala month of Meenam. The festival is celebrated with pomp for 8 days.

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