Chellur Shri Parakkunnath Bhagavathi Temple is situated at Chellur in Kuttippuram
Grama Panchayath. People, even from far away places, come to this temple, irrespective
of their caste or creed, seeking relief from their sufferings and misfortunes. Devi
treats all her devotees who come to her altar like her own children and fulfil all
their desires. Pujas (offerings) are made to Goddess as per the system of 'Kowlachara'.
Mukkola Chathan is also worshipped as a subordinate deity, considered as a dependent
Some bad omens were noticed in this temple in the year 2000 and hence a 'Thamboola
Prashna' was conducted in the same year under the spiritual guidance of Koottanadu
Ravunni Panicker alias Kuttan Panicker, Tanur Preman Panicker and Kuttippuram Gokulan
Panicker. Remedial measures were taken to please the goddess and to escape her wrath.
The altar was renovated and Devi's 'Darubhimba' (idol), depleted of time's long
passage was renovated and consecrated. The chief priest of temple, Bhramasree Vijayakrishnan
conducted the consecration ceremony.
Since then, it was a period of incredible progress for the temple. The temple premises
were barely 46 cents, and the lack of space had caused much inconvenience, especially
in the time of festivals. Devotees who came to the temple had always found it difficult
to discharge their primary routines. Scarcity of water had made matters worse and
water had to be brought from outside. But thanks to Devi's blessing, the temple
managed to buy 1.65 acres of adjacent land for temple purposes. Well were dug in
the land and other facilities for the pilgrims who come from distant places have
On the Ist and IInd of September 2011, an 'Ashtamangala Prashnam' was conducted
in the altar by famous Jyothishies (astrologers) Amayur N Venugopalan, Alur Saji
Panicker, Angadippuram SivaPrasad and Vattathani Unnikrishna Panicker. It was observed
that in spite of some 'Doshas' (unpleasant matter), Devi's presence in the temple
enriched by rituals and customs was in her most happy face.
In the 'Devaprashna', it was found out that hundreds of years ago, a great sage
had come to this place, and found feeling Devi's presence, had made her appear before
him through his prayers. The hilltop where the temple is situated was called Parakkunnu
which is pronounced with a slight difference today. It is believed that Kunnu in
the name of temple indicates the 'MeenaChakra'. The population in this area was
very low and the temple had been left deserted for a long time. After many years
a member of the Paraya community named Adimuthappan who had acquired special talents
by serving Kalladikod Malavara Deities was given Dharshan by goddess, and, as per
her wish Devi was placed in Adimuthappan's Padinhatt (Westeren Side). Devi suggested
her pujas and rituals to Adimuthappan and provided him and his lineage (posterity)
with the strength of blessings required to serve her. Realizing the lack of sublimity
in Adimuthappan's Padinhatt, Devi gave a dream vision to the Naduvazhi, the ruler
of the province and as per her instructions, the Naduvazhi honoured the deity by
providing the most sublime Parakkunnath sthana.
Ever since Devi advices to Adimuthappa about the poojas and offer offerings to be
made to her, it is the members of his posterity belonging to the Paraya Community
who offer poojas and rites in this temple.
Ever since the Naduvazhi was given dream vision by the goddess and her deity was
placed in the sublime place, the title of goddess 'melkoyma' was given to the members
of Kollodi family through the Naduvazhi. This custom is continued till day. Adimuthappan
and Malavara deities whom he served are given special places and have been worshipped
in the houses of temple priests.
The temple is open at 7 am and closes after the Morning day poojas by 10.30 AM and
reopens at evening around 5 PM to till 6.30 PM.
How to reach
The pilgrims can reach Calicut / Nedumbassery airport by Air and from there can
divert to Thrissur route (Kuttippuram- Vallanchery) to reach Shri Parakkunnath Bhagavathi
The pilgrims can reach Kuttippuram by Railway and from there by bus to Parakunnath
Muddal bus stop which is 3 KM away on Kozhikode road. From there it’s only½ KM to
reach Shri Parakkunnath Bhagavathi Temple.
You can travel by N H 17 Kuttipuram Vallanchery Road and can arrive at Parakunnath
Muddal bus stop. From there it’s only½ KM to reach Shri Parakkunnath Bhagavathi