Chottanikkara Devi Temple, Ernakulam

Visit Chottanikkara Devi Temple, one of the most popular shrines in south India. Arrive early if you wish to join in the prayers, but keep in mind that in order to enter, men need to be dressed in a veshti with no upper-body garment. Many devotees come here to get rid of evil spirits and cure mental sicknesses, but you can also stop by to escape the city hustle for a while and soak in some of the temple's peaceful and spiritual atmosphere. Use our Kochi (Cochin) road trip planner to arrange your visit to Chottanikkara Devi Temple and other attractions in Kochi (Cochin).
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  • Chottanikara temple is not very far from Kochi; however depending on the time of the day & traffic the journey might take half an hour to 1 hour. If you are into temples, make this one a must visit. B...  more »
  • Very powerful goddess. The temple is generally crowded, and the darshan is so relaxing and pleasing. Best with a tour guide to know more about the temple.  more »
  • This is a very old temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy Amman who is worshipped in three different forms through each day. Be mesmerised by the music, the chantings, the aroma of sandal, turmeric an...  more »
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  • One of the oldest and most powerful Devi temple in India.It is supposed to be installed by Shankaracharya. Even though it is situated in a small town, there is good transport services by Road. The temple is vast and well maintained by the management.The staff of the temple courtacious and maintain the discipline well in the temple. There is vast parking place for pilgrimage vehicles. There is clean hygienic washrooms for both male and female separately. The temple authorities should make provision for cleaning the face and limbs before entering the temple.
  • Famous Hindu temple in the district of Ernakulam in Kerala. A huge temple with ample parking and other facilities but crowded almost all the time especially so during the Sabarimala season.
  • One of the famous temple of Mother Goddess in Kerala. Worshipped in three forms of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Durga. Sree Bhadrakali is worshipped in keezhkavu.
  • The Chottanikkara Devi Temple (Malayalam: ചോറ്റാനിക്കര ഭഗവതി ക്ഷേത്രം) is a famous temple of mother goddess Shakthi devi or Rajarajeshwari known as Sree Bhagavathi. Maha lakshmi is supposed to be residing in Chottanikkara along with Lord Vishnu. The temple is located at Chottanikkara, Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala and is one of the most popular temples in the state and in terms of temple architecture, this temple stands out to be an ultimate testmonial for the ancient vishwakarma sthapathis (wooden sculpture) in sculpting this temple along with Sabarimala temple. Sree Mahamaya Bhagawati (Aadiparashakthi), the goddess of power, is one of the most popular deities in Kerala and the supreme mother goddess in Hinduism. Chottanikkara Devi is worshipped at the temple, in three different forms: as Maha Saraswati (mother of knowledge) in the morning, draped in white; Maha Lakshmi (mother of wealth) at noon, draped in crimson; and as Sree Durga (mother of power) in the evening, decked in blue. Supreme lord Shiva, Ganesh & Lord Dharmasastha (Ayyappa) is also worshiped at the temple. People suffering from mental illnesses & commonly visit the temple, as Chottanikkara devi is thought to cure her devotees. One should not miss the 'Guruthi Pooja' in the 'Keezhkkaavu' temple at Chottanikkara. Goddess 'keezhkkaavu devi' is believed to be 'Bhadrakali'(Mahakali), in her fierce form or ugra form. Bhadrakali, is a form of mother Kali, supposed to be born from the third eye of lord Shiva, to kill the demon king 'Daruka'. Guruthi pooja is a ritual done at late evening to invoke goddess Mahakali. Earlier 'Guruthi Pooja' was done only on Fridays. But nowadays, it is performed every day. 'Chottanikara 'Makam thozhal' is the famous religious temple festival. Courtesy: wikipedia
  • The Chottanikkara Devi Temple is a famous temple of mother goddess Shakthi devi or Rajarajeshwari known as Sree Bhagavathi.

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