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

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

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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.

Festivals Celebrated at the Temple

1. Kumbha Bharani

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.

2. Ethirelpu Ulsavam

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.

3. Aswathy Ulsavam

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.

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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.

How To Reach Chettikulangara Devi Temple

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

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