Lattitude: 11.921721, Longitude: 75.691205
Popularly known as Muzhakkunnu Mridanga Saileswari Temple, this is one of the most famous shrines dedicated to Goddess Durga in Kerala. Situated at Muzhakkunu in Kannur district, the Goddess here is believed to have two forms – Mridangaleswari and Sreeporkali.
Popular lore suggests that long ago, a Mridanga, a percussion instrument, fell on this spot from the heavens. Thus this site got the name 'Mridangashaila Nilayam' which means, the place where the Mridanga fell. Later on, it also came to be known as Muzhakkunnu.
The temple is the family deity of the royal dynasty of Kottayam (Kannur) and is the family temple of the legendary Pazhassi Raja. It was here that the renowned royal Kottayathu Thampuran composed famous Kathakali (dance drama) plays such as Bakavadham, Kirmeeravadham, Kalyanasaugandhikam and Nivathakavacha Kalakeyavadham.
For details:- https://mridangasaileswaritemple.org/
Toll free No: 1-800-425-4747 (Within India only)
Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, Park View, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695 033
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