Kallada Travels takes to the Bhavani is a ferocious aspect of the Hindu goddess Parvati. Bhavani means "giver of life", the power of nature or the source of creative energy. In addition to her ferocious aspect, she is also known as Karunaswaroopini, "filled with mercy".
Bhavani was the tutelary deity of the Maratha leader Shivaji, to whom she presented a sword. A temple to Bhavani at Tuljapur in Maharashtra, dates back to the 12th century. The temple contains a meter-high granite icon of the goddess, with eight arms holding weapons. She also holds the head of the demon Mahishasura, whom she slew in the region which is the present day Mysore.
Bhavani contains the number of temples that can be veiwed through making the journey Kallada Travels , the Tulja Bhavani and anthiur temple in Tuljapur in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra is considered as one of the 51 Shakti Pithas. This temple was built in c. 12th century CE. A Tulja Bhavani temple was built between 1537-1540 CE in Chittorgarh. It is located at coordinates 18°00'41?N 76°07'32?E / 18.011386°N 76.125641°E / 18.011386; 76.125641.
Worship of the primeval energy Shakti in the form of the mother Goddess is seen in the four Shakti Peethas of Maharashtra - Bhavani with her seat at Tuljapur, Mahalakshmi at Kolhapur, Mahamaya Renuka at Mahur and Jagadamba at Saptshrungi. Other Shakti temples in the state are those at Ambe Jogai and Aundh. (also see Daksha Yagna).
Bhavani was the tutelary deity of Shivaji, the valiant Maratha ruler and is held in great reverence throughout the state of Maharashtra. Bhavani is considered to be an embodiment of Ugra or ferocity, as well as a Karunaswaroopini - filled with mercy.
The Bhavani temple in Tuljapur is located on a hill known as Yamunachala, on the slopes of the Sahayadri range in Maharashtra near Sholapur. The temple entrance is at an elevation and visitors need to transcend a flight of steps to reach the shrine. Historic records speak of the existence of this temple from as early as the 12th century CE.
Bhavani is worshipped in the form of a three foot high granite image, with eight arms holding weapons, bearing the head of the slain demon Mahishasura. Bhavani is also known as Tulaja, Turaja, Tvarita and Amba.
Legend has it that a demon by name Matanga wreaked havoc upon the devas and the humans who approached Bhrahma for help and upon his advice turned to the Mother Goddess Shakti, who took up the form of the destroyer, and powered by the other (Sapta) Maataas Varaahi, Bhrahmi, Vaishnavi, Kaumaari, Indraani and Saambhavi and vanquished him for peace to reign again.
Legend also has it that Bhavani vanquished another demon who had taken the form of a wild buffalo (Mahishasura), and took abode on the Yamunachala hill, which is now home to the temple.
Four worship services are offered each day here. The festivals of significance here are Gudi Padva in the month of Chaitra, Shriral Sashti, Lalita Panchami, Makara Sankranti and Rathasaptami. The deity is taken out in procession on Tuesdays. Navaratri is also celebrated with great fanfare, and it culminates in Vijaya Dasami. These places can be visited by making the journey with Kallada Travels
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Kallada Travels takes you to the Angamaly is a town and a municipality in Ernakulam district in the state of Kerala, India. It is the entry point or the gateway to Kochi city from the Northern parts of Kerala. It is a town that lies at the intersection of Main central road (MC Road) and National Highway. MC Road Start from the heart of Angamaly. Also a Municipality and a Legislative Assembly constituency in Ernakulam district.
Places in and around Angamaly through Kallada Travels is Karayamparambu, Mookkannoor, Azhakam, Edakkunnu, Kothakulangara, Angadikadavu, Palli Angadi, Thurappan,Kunnu, Thurappan Kavala, Champannoor, Mallussery, Moozhikulam, Poovathussery, Cheriya Vappalassery, Valiya Vappalassery, Kizhakke Angadi, Nayathode Kavala, Akaparambu, Thekke Kidangoor, Vadakke Kidangoor, Peechanickad, Puliyanam, Elavoor, Vattaparambu, Karukutty, Paduvapuram, Kidangoor, Vengoor, Manjapra, L.F Kavala,Thuravoor, Aanappara, Vathakkadu, Yordanapuram, Josepuram, Kariyad, Mambra.
Pecularity of places around Angamaly Kallada Travels is surrounded by 18 and ½ places which ends with 'serry', which were said to be the Viharams of Buddhists or Thiyyars who inhabited this region in the olden times and the places are-
Nedumbasserry, Aduvasserry, Palapprasserry, Kapprasserry, Kodusserry, Mallusserry, Padappasserry, Kurumasserry, Kannamkuzhysserry, Poovathusserry, Kunnappillysserry, Thuruthisserry, Puduvasserry, Kunnisserry, Poykattusserry, Karippasserry, Palisserry, Parambusserry, Vappalasserry (the half)
Angamali Kallada Travels is enriched with cultural and devotional centres. Majority of the population are Hindus and Christians (Major denominations are Romo-Syrians (Catholics) and Jacobite Syrians. A small branch of Chalakkudy river flows through Angamali which is leading to Manjali. This 'thod' or canal actually starts from Manjapra and Karukutti and joins at Karyamparampu little north of town center and proceeds to Manjali through Mangatukara, Kodi(u)serry, Pallikkadavu, Chengamanad, Kunnukara etc. It is not at all a branch of River Chalakkudy. Angamaly was a major trade center even during the Maurya period (2-4th century BC) as is evidenced by the discovery of large number of North Indian Punch Marked Silver Coins of this period from Angamaly Railway Station area and Kodiserry. Main mode of transport from this Market town to ancient Muziris port was by water transport through Manjalithod. Angamali was a part of Ancient Muziris Trade center. At that time now dried-up Changalapuzha (started from Chengal and passed through Chengamanad-Thodalikkunnu, which was responsible for naming the Kodugallur port as Changala Azhi and Shingli) was flowing on the south of Angamali through Nedumbasserry.
Another major fact about Angamali is that it is the nearest town to the Cochin International Airport. Metro City Kochi is 34 km and Cultural City Thrissur is 45 km from this town.
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