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Chirakkal Kovilakam

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Chirakkal Kovilakom is the branch of Kodungallur Kovilakam, adjacent to Padaakulam. Chirakkal Kovilakom is said to have got its name from its proximity to Padaakulam. Padaakulam is believed to have been bigger, as part of chira (bund), in the past and Kovilakam being near the chira became known as Chirakkal Kovilakam

Chirakkal Kovilakom has a traditional nalukettu as the main residential building. This kovilakom complex has two additional old buildings, family temple of Thalathil Bhagavathy, and Sarpakavu. Many new buildings also have come up in recent times

Chirakkal Kovilakam Nalukettu

Thalathil Bhagavathy Temple

Annapurneswari is worshipped as Thalathil Bhagavathi. Thalathil Bhagavathi is worshipped as family deity in both Chirakkal Kovilakam and Puthen Kovilakam

Just as with other royal families in Kerala, there is not much written information about Kodungallur Kovilakam, except for very recent past. However, much of its history is part of folklore. This web site is a humble attempt to consolidate information scattered around and preserve for the benefit of posterity, with the hope that a rich culture based on social and human values is not lost in the onslaught of fast pace of modern life and new social order. Any kind of guidance and support in improving an authenticity would be very helpful. We request support, especially in terms of information and specific write up , from all members and well wishers of Kodungallur Kovilakam.