Chettikulangara Devi Temple

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Timings : 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Time Required : 2-3 hrs

Entry Fee : Free

Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Alleppey Overview

Chettikulangara Devi Temple is one of the most renowned Hindu temples in Kerala primarily visited by the followers if the main deity Sree Bhadarakali. The Goddess is worshipped in 3 different forms: Maha Saraswati, Maha Lakshmi and Maha Kali or Durga. It is treated as a religious-cultural icon. It is believed that the temple is 1200 years old. Not much evidence and theories for its existence exists.

The temple gives mental peace to its visitors. It has a unique feature. In the morning the Goddess appears to be Maha Saraswati, Maha Lakshmi in the noon and Sree Durga or Maha Kaali in the evening. Devotees visit the temple so that their wishes come true. They can perform different rituals like Thottam Pattu, Sarpam Pattu, Payasam, Kadumpayasam, Thriimadura Nivedya, Kumkum Abhisheka and Pushparchana. The temple is a host to different festivals every year. Special poojas are offered on Tuesdays and Fridays. A lamp with 1001 lighting points is lit on the first day of every month as an offering to Maha Bhadrakali.

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Sub-Deities at the Temple

There are statues of Updevatas or Sub-deities adjacent to the temple. The sub-deities are as follows: Yakshini, Ganapathi, Nagarajav, Balakan, Muhurthi, Naga Yakshi, Thevara Moorthy, Kannamballi bhagavathi, Rekshas and Vallyachan.

Festivals Celebrated at the Temple

The temple celebrates different festivals some of which are:
Kumbha Bharani: The festival takes place in February or March and is considered as one of the most important festivals.The preparations for the same starts on Shivaratri.

Ethirelpu Ulsavam:
It is an annual festival which starts on the tenth day following the Kumbha Bharani festival. It is celebrated for 13 days. The performance of classical arts takes place during the evening time.

Aswathy Ulsavam:
The festival ends the five-month festival season. During the festival the deity leaves the temple to meet her mother and then further rituals are carried out.

Prices List for Offerings

Ganapathy Seva INR 21
 Chanthattam INR 1350 (Advance Booking required for this Seva)
 Kadumpayasm INR 30
 Ashtothara Archana  -
 Aravan Payasam INR 50
 Bhagyasooktha Archana INR 12
 Sahasranamam Archana  -
 Raktha Pushpanjali INR 67
 Bhagavathy Seva INR 121
 Vellanivedyam INR 12
 Palpayasam INR 40 (1 Litre)
Guruthy (Symbolic Homicide) INR 65 (Only on Bahrani Every Month. Except during Kumbham and Melam)
 Aaluvilakku  INR 485 (Devotees To Arrange the Requirements)
 Nelppara INR 100
 Thulabharam INR 75
 Kuthiyottam INR 2250
 Chuttuvillakku INR 135 (Devotees To Arrange the Requirements)
 Arippara INR 300
 Choroonu INR 82 (Sacred Feeding for Babies Before They Start Eating)
 Adima (Devoting Babies to the Deity)  INR 25

How To Reach Chettikulangara Devi Temple

Located in Mavelikkara Alappuzha, it is easily accessible through local rickshaws, taxis and buses.

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