Mridanga Saileswari Temple


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Mridanga Saileswari Temple is a famous Hindu temple located in Muzhakunnu, Kannur district. It is one among the 108 Durgalayas of ancient Kerala, believed to have been installed by Parashurama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu. The main deity, Mridanga Saileswari, is a four-armed Durga form, holding conch and discus in the two hands pointed upwards, blessing her devotees with the front right hand and placing her front left hand on her waist. She is also considered to be Lakshmi, Saraswati, Parvati and Kali. She is the family deity of Kottayam royal family. The temple, which was under ruins for a long time, gained national prominence when Alexander Jacob, a retired DGP of Kerala Police revealed a fascinating story related to the temple. From that day onwards, thousands of devotees are visiting the temple everyday. The temple is administered by Malabar Devaswom Board, an autonomous body under the Government of Kerala.

Getting There

A ride of 14 km through this road via Thillankerry will take you to Muzhakunnu. The temple is about 200 meters away. The route From Kannur: Go through Mattanur road and then join Uliyil road ( about 9 km). From Uliyil town take a right turn to reach

Contact Detail

Mridanga Shaileswary Temple Road, Muzhakkunnu, Kerala 670703

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