Iringole Forest Temple Perumbavoor

Iringole Kavu is a famous Hindu In forest temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, situated in Kunnathunad Taluk of Ernakulam district, 2.5 km from Perumbavoor. This is one of the 108 Durga Temples in Kerala believed to have been consecrated by Lord Parasurama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Everyone can frequently visit this precious little forest in the middle of a highly populated area. The Bhagavathy temple is situated at the center of the forest of about sixty acres. The kavu or grove is spread over 60 acres, featuring an amazing variety flora. It holds a virgin patch of tropical rain forest. The structure of the temple is in the southwest of the grove, which includes sreekovil, namaskara mandapam with agra mandapam, valiya balikal and deepasthambham. The temple is surrounded by huge trees, which are believed to be around 500 years old. The climate is hot and humid so that a very rich flora and fauna include valuable herbs; medicinal plants, monkeys, squirrel and mynah are seen in the region. The verities of bird’s presence are also an added attraction.