Chottanikkara Temple, Ernakulam – Kerala

The Chottanikkara (Corruption of Jyotiannakkara) Temple is a famous Hindu temple of the goddess mother Bhagawati. The temple is located near Ernakulam 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 as being an ultimate testmonial of the ancient Vishwakarma sthapathis Of wood) in carving this temple together with Sabarimala. Bhagawati is one of the most popular deities in the area, Chottanikkara Devi is worshiped in the temple in three different ways: as Saraswati in the morning, dressed in white, as Lakshmi at noon, wrapped in crimson, and as Durga at night , With blue cover.

Lord Shiva is also worshiped in the temple. People suffering from mental illness usually visit the temple, as Bhagawati is intended to heal their devotees. One should not miss the ‘Guruthi Pooja’ in the ‘Keezhkkaavu’ Chottanikkara temple. This is a ritual performed on the last evening to invoke the goddess. Early ‘Guruthi Pooja was made only on Fridays. But today, it is done every day.