Valliyoorkkavu Bhagavathi Temple
The Valliyoorkkavu temple, located high in the Wayanad hills at Valliyoorkkavu, 3 km from Mananthavady town is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. Here goddess is worshipped in three of her principal forms - Vana Durga, Bhadrakali and Jala Durga.
Location : Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathy Temple, Mananthavady Bypass Rd, Valliyoorkavu, Near Mananthavady, Wayanad district, Kerala, Pincode : 670645.
Gods : Bhagavathy
Landmark : Nearest railway station : Kozhikode, via Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Highway, about 102 km. Nearest airport : Karipur International Airport, via Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Highway, about 23 km.
The annual 14 day arattu festival of this temple whose idol is believed to have been self-manifested is held in the month of March. Announcing the festival, the sword of Valliyooramma will be brought from the Palliyara Bhagavathy temple at Pandikkadavu near Mananthavady by the chief priest on the first day. Unlike other temple festivals, here the kodiyettu (the flag hoisting ceremony) is performed only on the seventh day of the festival by tribal chieftains.