Madayi kavu bhadrakali temple , also known as Thiruvarkattukavu, is located at Madayi, a suburb of payangadi, a village located about 30 kms north of kerala and 10kms south of payyannur in kannur dist,kerala.
The real reason for the shifting of the temple from taliparamba to Madayi, according to historical facts , is the shift that existed between the Namboodiri Community of Perinchellur(Taliparamba) and the kings. It was actually a conflict for power between priesthood and kingship. The aristrocratic namboodiris of Taliparamba wanted to assert their authority over the kings.
he myth is about a fierce and ferocious demon(Asura) by name darika.He caused intense suffering to the gods and rishis. The gods could not do anything to counter his attacks.They were completely terror- stricken. Finally they approached lord Mahadeva(siva) and requested him to help them. The lord opened his burning third eye. Out came a goddess, more fierce and ferocious than the demons.With weapons in all her hands,she challenged darika in battle and killed him.Read More
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