She is fierce and fearsome, she is compassionate, she is Bhadrakali,
At Kondungallur in Thrissur, she is the awesome presiding deity.
Adorned with weapons and holding aloft a demon’s head,
Savior of the virtuous, to the wicked of heart, she causes dread.
In the Bhagavathy’s deity, the spirit of Kannagi is also said to reside,
The valiant lady of the Tamil epic Silappadhikaram and Madurai’s pride.
The annual Bharani festival is very colorful with devotional fervor and energetic
Devotees yelling and many oracles rattling sabres make this occasion unique.