The Kali temple, one of the most famous on the coast, is situated about the middle of the
island on sprawling maidan Of about seven to ten acres.
Kodungallur is of great historical importance having been the seat of the Chera Empire,
one of the three powers which ruled south India in the beginning of the Christian era. It
was at that time a great seaport and was visited by Romans, Greeks, Chinese and traders
from West Asia.
The Greeks called the place Musiris
which was a known as Tiruvanchikulam, now a suburb of Kodungallur and famous for its Siva