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Uthralikkavu more formally known as Shri Rudhiramahakalikavu is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Kali situated at Wadackanchery. The temple is famed for its Pooram festival held during February / March every year. The "Pathinettara (eighteen and half) Kavu Vela" is famous which takes place on the first day of Kumbha masam at different temples in and around Wadakanchery. Set amidst the paddy fields and surrounded by a chain of highlands and hills, the Uhtralikkavu temple compound forms a rather arena-like stage where the Pooram and its associated features such as elephant procession, fireworks, percussion orchestra etc. are held. An old story is told by the elders about this temple located in Enkakad Village. They say that the name Enkakad is derived from the word Thinkalkadu meaning ‘the hair of Siva’ (thirujada) in which moon resides. Lord Siva begged rice from the hill nearby called Uriyarikunnu (Uriyari—about 150 ml of rice) and found this place so beautiful that he gave seats here to the two goddesses one at the north east which is Akamala for Rudrakali and the other at south near Vazhani for Thiruvaani.

Location:

  • Uthralikkavu is located 4 km north of Wadakkanchery town and is located by the side of Thrisssur – Shoranur railway line.
  • 17 km from Thrissur