Kalpathy Agrahara

The Kalpathy Agrahara is situated on the banks of River Kalpathy. The settlers here mainly belong to the Brahmin community, who fled from Thanjavur of Tamil Nadu during the 1790s fearing the attack by Tipu Sultan. They were on their way to Kozhikode when en route, the Raja of Palakkad provided them with a settlement at Kalpathy. The Brahmins set up an agrahara which is, today, a combination of four agraharas - Chathapuram, Govindarajapuram, Old Kalpathy and New Kalpathy.

There is a Siva temple here that resembles the famous Kasi Viswanatha Swamy temple of Benares. The flagstaff of the Kalpathy temple is known for its sheer size. The well-known festival here is the Kalpathy Ratholsava, the chariot festival that is held in November. All the temples on the premises of the agrahara take part in the chariot festival.

  Thunjan Gurumadom


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