Kodungallore, the ancient capital of Kerala lying about twenty miles north-west of Ernakulam had a hoary past.
The Kodungallore Bhagavathy temple is one of the wealthiest temples
Bhadrakali born of the third eye of Samhara
Rudra, killed the demon Darika. It is to commemorate this event
that the famous Bharani festival is celebrated in the Kodungallore
Bhagavathy temple in Meenam (March-April) every year.