Kuzhipillykavu Jaladurga Temple


Kuzhipillykavu Jaladurga Temple is located at the heart of the Perumbavoor town, which is not far away from Kalady. Legends points to an incident of digging a pond while the tool struck on a 'rudrakshashila' (sacred stone) which started bleeding profusely. Locals believed that the stone has divine power of Goddess Devi as Shakti. A temple was constructed at this site. As the idol had come from water (jalam in Malayalam), the goddess at this temple is known as Jaladurga. Kuzhippilli means the temple in a pit dug.

The temple faces west and the prime deity is 'rudrakshashila', a manifestation of Goddesses Durga, Saraswathi and Bhadrakali. The idol is primarily worshiped as Bhadrakali, the goddess who killed the demon-king, Dharika. The temple also houses idols of Balabhadra, Lord Ganesh and Sree Ayyappan. Other idols worshiped here are Santhi Durga, Nagaraja amd Brahmarakshas.