Chottanikkara bhagavathy temple

Chottanikkara bhagavathy amma temple is the most popular hindu shrines of Kerala. It is located in Chottanikkara town, almost 17 kms away from Cochin. It comes under the administration of cochin devaswom board. The mother goddess known as rajarajeswari(Adiparasakthi) is the presiding deity of the temple. The divine is worshiped here in three forms saraswathi in the morning, lakshmi at noon and durga in the evening. It is believed that this deity was brought from mookambika temple in Kollur, Karnataka and there is a presence of saraswathi in the morning.

This temple is nearer to poornathrayesa temple at Thripunithara. The temple complex consists of keeshkavu bhagavathy temple and temples for upa-devas.

Makom thozhal is the most important festival here.

In the keezhkavu, the paala trees with thousands of nails driven into its trunk, as a mark of devotees having been exorcised here. Worship here is believed to rid devotees of evil influences, psychological ailments, evil spirits etc.

The prayers address the diety as “Ammenarayana, Devinarayana, Lakshminarayana and Badrenarayana

For more info you can visit temple website

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From Bangalore-Cochin-Chottanikkara( Approx 530kms)
From Mangalore-Angamaly-Chottanikkara( Approx 500kms)
By train : Nearest railway stations are Ernakulam South and North.
By air : Nearest airport is at Nedumbassery, Cochin international airport.