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Mridanga Saileswari Temple, Kannur Overview

Located in the Muzhakunnu, Kannur district of Kerala, Mridanga Saileswari Temple is a revered Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. Believed to be among the top 108 Durga temples in ancient Kerala, the deity here was installed by Lord Parshurama- the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Enshrined by Mridanga Saileswari, who is a four armed Goddess Durga. She holds a conch and a disc in the arms behind, while one front arm is blessing a devotee and the last one rests on her waist. The temple which was in ruins for a long time in between, has currently been restored to its original royal form. The most important festivals celebrated in the temple are Navratri and Pooram Mahotasavam.

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Myth of Mridanga Saileswari Temple

Some time earlier, Alexander Jacob- a retired DGP of Kerala Police revealed an interesting and fascinating story about the temple. He revealed that the idols at the temple were stolen 3 times from the temple premises. However, each time, the thieves experienced strange paranormal activity and were forced to return the idols. After these strange occurrences, people started believing in the powers of the temple even more. Currently, thousands of devotees visit the temple.

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