Kadampuzha Devi Temple is located in Kadampuzha in the Mallapuram district, in the state of Kerala in South India. This Hindu temple is dedicated to Devi Durga. It is to be noted that Kerala is well known for its religious land which is full of temples. There is a famous story behind the origin of this temple.
Most of the religious history of Kerala is related to Pandavas due to certain reasons. One of these temples is Kadampuzha Devi temple. According to our ancient history it is said that once Arjuna was meditating in forest to please lord Shiva and Parvati in order to get Pasupathasthra from Lord Paramasiva.
There was a demon named Mukasura who took the form of a wild boar and started destroying the trees and shrubs around Arjuna. Lord Shiva was also watching this. Lord Shiva shot the boar at same time Arjuna also shot. They both claimed for boar but at last a war was decided and winner was to have claim of boar to his name. Shiva won this which unpleased Arjuna. He prayed for Paramshakti and came to know that Devi Parvati is the Paramshakti. He pleased lord Shiva and Parvati and got Pasupathasthra.
In another story once Adi Sankaracharya during his travels once passed through Kadampuzha grassland. At one point he couldn’t move further, He understood it to be the meeting point of the Goddess Parvati and Lord “Kirata”. He prayed for goddess Parvati, she appeared in front of him and blessed him and disappeared in a small whole in ground. It is said that Kadampuzha Devi temple has been made around that whole.
He did first pooja there in month of November-December that time therefore Karthikai day in the month November–December, is considered a special day and is celebrated in a grand manner at the temple.
Address- Kadampuzha Devi Temple, Kadampuzha, Mallapuram district, Kerala, South India.