Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple Overview
Base Station: Chottanikkara, Ernakulam
Open Time: 4:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Time Required to Explore: 30 Min
State: Kerala, India
Important facts about Chottanikkar Bagavathi Temple
Chottaikkar Bagavathi is one of the most popular temples in Kerala where people with mental illness visits to get cured. This temple is situated 8km away from Thripoonithura (it’s a suburb near Kochi). The temple puja starts from 5 am in the morning with Lord Shiva Dhaara and ends with evening Guruthi around 8:45 pm. But men can only enter the temple by removing their shirts while women must wear salwar suits or sarees.
What you can find in the Chottanikkar Bagavathy Temple?
Being one of the oldest temples in Kerala, the shrine is fully dedicated to Mother Goddess who is worshiped in the form of Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Durga. They are worshiped in morning, afternoon and evening respectively.
While you enter, there are two main temples located here. The first one you will notice while you enter is the temple of Rajarajeswari. The next temple is known as Keezhekavu, where you will find the deity of Bhadra Kali. In Rajarajeswari temple goddess Saraswati is worshiped while in the other temple the other form of the goddess is worshiped. Another notable thing about the temple is that all the deities are enshrined on the bed of sand.
Chottanikkar Bagavathy Temple History
The Puranas tell that this temple was located once in a dense forest because a tribal called Kannappan wanted to sacrifice his daughter’s cow. But his daughter wanted Kannappan to sacrifice her instead of the cow and the next day the cow turned into stone. After that, it was believed that Kannappan daughter was an avatar of Goddess Lakshmi. After this Lord Vishnu appeared to Kannappan and decided to be in the temple and in this way Lord Vishnu is also worshipped in the temple. Kumbam a major festival is celebrated in this temple, where people believes that goddess comes out of the temple and bless all.
Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple Timings
4:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple Pooja Details
|Lord Shiva Dhaara pooja||5:00 AM|
|Ethruthu Pooja||5:30 AM|
|Morning Seeveli pooja||6:00 AM|
|Guruthi pooja in Keezhu kaavu Temple||7:30 AM|
|Pantheeradi Pooja||7:45 AM|
|Lord Shiva Dhaara pooja||11:00 AM|
|Uchapooja / Noon pooja||12.00 PM|
|Noon Seeveli pooja||12.10 PM|
|Deeparadhana/lighting of lamps||6.30 PM|
|Athazha pooja||7.30 PM|
|Seeveli pooja||8.00 PM|
|Guruthi Pooja at Keezhu kaavu Temple||8.45 pm|
Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple Festivals
|Makom Thozal||Feb to Mar|
Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple Address / Location
How To Reach Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple
You can reach Chottanikkara Bhagavathy temple via flight & nearest Airport is Kochi International Airport at 38 KM away
One can reach to Ernakulam South Railway Station & reach the Chottanikkara Bhagavathy temple which is 18 KM away & Ernakulam South Railway Station is 20 KM away.
Ernakulam bus stand is 20 KM away