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Kerala tourism Guide

Chottanikkara Temple

Chottanikkara Temple

Chottanikkara is the temple which is located close to Ernakulam in Kerala. People worship Bhagavati who is the powerful deity at this temple. There are many routes to reach this temple in Kerala. However, people who are desirous to visit this temple choose Chottanikkara Road to arrive at this temple. It is the nearby railway station which is situated very close to this temple.

About Chottanikkara Temple

Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple has the gigantic infrastructure with wonderful decoration. Precious stones and rare diamonds have been used to do interior decoration of this temple. This beautiful shrine has also a number of small temples of Shiva, Sastha , Nagas and Upa Devas. The cool ambience in this temple helps pilgrims to meditate perfectly. It is the place for mental tranquility, spirituality and holistic grandeur. MAKOM Thozhal is the special occasion for people who visit this fantastic shrine to celebrate this wonderful festival. It is the sign of harmony, brotherhood and integration to give chances to people to gather under one umbrella to share their views. There is a wide spread belief that on this occasion, deity of this temple appears to bless her sons and daughters. So people wait for this special day to come every year. Devotees believe that on this day, mother comes to wipe out bad impact of devils and demons. People are inspired to visit this sacred place with enthusiasm.

History or Myth

India is famous for non-violence and religious tolerance. It is the country which nurtures religion, culture and heritage. Hindu and non-Hindu religious minded people live in this country peacefully. Chottanikkara Temple is one of the popular shrines in Kerala. People irrespective of caste, religion and gender visit this beautifully decorated shrine. Rajarajeswari is the goddess whom devotees worship and show veneration with respect by chanting hymns, ringing bells and lighting up candle sticks. This deity is worshipped as Lakshmi at noon and Durga by the evening. In the morning, Rajarajeswari is known as Saraswathy to devotees. This deity has different incarnations to rescue innocent victims from disaster. Her appearance in the form of Mahavishnu is visible on the same shrine to attract pilgrims.

Tips or precaution

  • Avoid chaos while visiting this temple during rush hours.
  • Book online tickets to make the journey by rail to reach this shrine.
  • Consult with reliable tourist agents before visiting Chottanikkara Temple.

How to reach

  • flight
    BY AIR
    Chottanikkara Temple is only 37 Kilometres away from the Cochin International airport(Nedumbasserry).
  • train
    You can reach by train from any part of India. Nearest railwaystations are Thrippunithura Railway Station(5.8 Kilometers) and Mulanturutti Railway Station(5.6 Kilometers).
  • bus
    Bus service is available from all the places in Kerala and luxury buses are available from most of the South Indian cities.

Highlights or specialities

  • Cochin Air Port
  • Thiruvonam
  • Vrishchikam
  • MAKOM Thozhal
  • Medam
  • Ramayana masam
  • Makam Darsanam
  • Guruthi Pooja


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