LOKANARKAVU TEMPLE

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History

Lokanarkavu Temple is an ancient Hindu temple situated 4 km from Vatakara, in Kozhikode District, North Malabar region of Kerala state of south India. Lokanarkavu is a short form of Lokamalayarkavu which means lokam (world) made of mala (mountain), aaru (river) and kavu (grove). The closest railway station is at Vatakara, which is 5 km from temple. The nearest airport is Kannur airport which is 54 km away.
Pooram is the important festival here and it is conducted with great pomp and show. The week-long festival begins with Kodiyettam (flag hoisting) and concludes with Arattu. The temple dedicated to goddess Durga has great historical importance as Thacholi Othenan, the legendary martial hero of Kerala, used to worship here every day.

Temples

Bhagavathi

The Bhagawathi or Lokambika as is universally known is one of the four Ambikas,At Lokanarkavu, Bhagavathi is worshipped in three different forms, in the morning as Saraswathi,the Vidya Devatha, at noon as Lakshmi Devi, devatha of wealth, and in the evening as Bhadrakali.

Shiva

The establishment of Siva temple around 300 - 400 years ago, with the concurrence of the Nagariks and Kadathanad Raja, in between the space available between Vishnu & Bhagavathy temple. The Shivalinga enshrined at the temple was retrieved from a ruined Siva temple elsewhere.

Vishnu

Vishnu temple, the oldest of the three. Vishnu temple in its present form may be 2000 years old The Vishnu idol is very unique and rare, as the idol stands with the right foot placed in forward mode. It is believed that the idol was sanctified and enshrined by none other than Lord Parasuram.

  • APPEAL
    Temple Renovation

    Thank you very much for your time for going through the History and offerings and other details of Shri Lokanarkavu Temple complex. May Great Shaktidevi Shri Lokambika, Lord Vishnu & Maheswara bless your family. We are bringing to your notice some development news of the temple complex. Temple peripherals are in the advent of development, renovation and progress at the behest of Government of Kerala and devotees. Though Government of Kerala through Tourism Dept and Heritage development plans, has sanctioned about 10 crores rupees for the upliftment of temple facilities such as martial art centre, exhibition hall, heritage museum, rest room, renovation of temple ponds etc.. Actual temple precinct areas need to be renovated with the co-operation of devotees and public at large. Considering the above point, a committee has been formed with Trustee board members, temple Executive Officer and Public members, for the purpose of executing such works inside the compound of temple. Initially, the committee decided to undertake the work of paving granite stone slabs at all sides (3 sides, front side had been paved some time ago) of temple courtyard. The measurement of the area required to be developed is approximatedly 20000 Square feet and the cost involved is approx rupees 30 Lakhs. This work, by most devotees' point of view, is one of important nature, as weeds grow significantly in the earthy soil of the courtyard around the climatic season inhabiting reptiles and making difficult to circumambulate the temple. It is, on behalf of devotees, the Board of Trustees and Executive Officer, our earnest request to you is to kindly contribute to make this work possible. Our estimate for one Square feet of slab(full work) is aprrox Rs.175/- Your contribution may kindly forwarded to: Account No.BCRB 102140000428 with Badagara C-op Rural Bank, Lokanarkavu Branch IFSC Code ICIC0000104 Account holder: Lokanarkavu Bhagavathi Temple Thirumuttam Kallupathikkal Committee

  • Sri Lokanarkavu Temple Special Nitya Pooja.
    Started from 1st November 2020.

    In Bhagavathi, Shiva, Vishnu temples, the cost of daily pooja is Rs. 1500. One can book the pooja by giving their name, star, address and phone number in advance at the booking counter. The Prasadam of the Pooja will be available in the counter at 7pm. Prasadam can also be availed via Post, the cost of 10 rs additional has to be paid for this facility.

  • The Pinarayi government is once again supporting the comprehensive development of LokanarKavu.
    At present, Rs 3 crore 60 lakh has been sanctioned.

    During the last LDF government, 1.25 crore was sanctioned to Lokanarkavu as part of tourism development. When the UDF government came to power, no funds were allocated to complete the work. The building has been standing halfway for the past 9 years. Although the estimate was prepared after the LDF came to power, the resumption of work was delayed due to some technical glitches. An amount of 6.69 crore was sanctioned for the Thalassery Heritage Project in KIFB last month. Its work is about to start.A total of Rs 10 crore 29 lakh will be spent on various activities in Lokanarka soon.This is the first time in the history of Lokanarkavu that such a large number of development projects have been received. The new project includes lodge, kalari and compoundwall.The intervention of the new governing body and the full support of the party's local committee have helped raise funds. Greetings for the LDF government for allocating the funds.

  • Sri Lokanarkavu Temple Special Nitya Pooja.
    Started from 1st November 2020.

    In Bhagavathi, Shiva, Vishnu temples, the cost of daily pooja is Rs. 1500. One can book the pooja by giving their name, star, address and phone number in advance at the booking counter. The Prasadam of the Pooja will be available in the counter at 7pm. Prasadam can also be availed via Post, the cost of 10 rs additional has to be paid for this facility.

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