Kalarivathukkal Temple near Kannur in Kerala

Kalarivathukkal Temple is the family shrine of Chirakkal royal family. The principal deity is Bhadrakali in her fierce avatar. She is the patron deity of Kalarippayattu which is Kerala’s enduring martial art form. A kalari is essentially an area for teaching Kalarippayattu. The word kalari comes from Malayalam. Kalarivathukkal means at the Kalari door.

Mridanga Saileswari Temple in Muzhakkunnu, Kannur

Mridanga Saileswari Temple is dedicated to Durga Devi. The principal deity is in the form of a four-armed Durga, with two hands pointing upwards. The hands hold a conch and chakra. The front right hand blesses her devotees while the front left hand is on her waist.

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