Kallil Devi Temple


Kallil Devi temple located at Kalady is a revered Jain shrine established in 9th century. Kallil literally means in stone. The temple, located in a vast expanse of 28 acres, is a rock cut temple demanding the climbing of 120 steps to reach the temple. The temple is managed presently by Chenkottukonam Sree Ramadasashramam. It was originally owned by the Kallil Pisharody family and hence name Kallil Devi temple.

The temple is dedicated to Durga Devi. A structure of Brahma is carved at the peak of the rock. The triad Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are all worshiped in this temple. There are Jain deities namely Padmavati Devi (worshipped as Durga Devi by devotees), Parshvanath and Mahavira. It is believed that Kallil family had once followed Jainism.