Places of Worship

Kammadam Kavu and Kammadam Bhagavathi Temple

Kammadam Kavu and Kammadam Bhagavathi Temple

Kammadam Kavu and Kammadam Bhagavathi Temple

This temple and its surroundings were gifted to Kammadam Illam by the King of Nileshwaram centuries ago.

Kammadam Kavu and Bhagavathi temple are situated in Nileshwaram, Kasaragod. This temple and its surroundings were gifted to Kammadam Illam by the King of Nileshwaram centuries ago.  Kavu (sacred grove) is a wonderful blend of beliefs and nature. The rare biodiversity of a kavu is protected and worshipped by a community showing how the concept is close to our ritualistic and cultural life.

Kammadam kavu, which once occupied 55 acres, is the largest kavu in Kerala with its rare flora and fauna.  The temple is one of the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The moolasthanam of the goddess is situated in a rivulet within the sacred grove. The temple festival, Kaliyattam, is famous and unique. The kavu is spread across Bheemanadi village. Most parts of the village are hilly areas and around 250 hectares of this is part of a reserve forest. Major portions of its population belong to tribal communities.

The village, kavu and temple offer a calm and close-to-nature experience to its visitors. Travellers who seek spiritual spots, nature enthusiasts and researchers are sure to love the place.

How to Reach

By Road
By Road
Nileshwaram Bus Stand, about 24.8 km
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By Rail
By Rail
Nileshwaram Railway Station, about 24.4 km
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By Air
By Air
Kannur International Airport, about 76.6 km
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