Pallikunnu is a town located around 3 km from Kannur. The major attraction of this town is the Shree Mookambika Temple, which is devoted to Goddess Mookambika.
It is believed that the idea of establishing a Mookambika Devi Temple was of Adi Shankara, an Indian philosopher. As a result, around 1200 years ago, he himself installed an idol in this temple.
This temple is of great importance as the presiding deity is considered as the manifestation of three goddesses, Mahalakshmi, Shakti and Saraswati.
The major attraction of this temple is the Navratri festival, which is celebrated in the months of October and November. Janmashtami, popular as Krishna Jayanti, is also celebrated at this religious site. The Kanathoor Maha Vishnu Temple is another prominent attraction of Pallikunnu.
As per the belief, this temple was established by an Indian philosopher Adi Shankaracharya. It was him who first installed the idol in this temple. The presiding deity of the temple is believed to be representing three goddesses namely Saraswati, Mahalakshmi and Shakti. However, it is during the months of October and November that the temple attracts a large number of devotees during Navratra Festival. Another main attraction of the city is the Kanathoor Maha Vishnu temple.
From Kannur 9 min (3.4 km) via NH 66
Devi Rd, Pallikkunnu, Kannur, Kerala 670004