Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple Ernakulam

The Chottanikkara (correction of Jyotiannakkara) Devi Temple is a temple dedicated to the Hindu mother goddess Bhagavati, a form of Mahalakshmi. The temple is located at Chottanikkara, a southern suburb of the city of Kochi in Ernakulam district, in the state of Kerala, India and is one of the most popular temples in the state.

Makam Thozhal

The annual Chottanikkara Makam Thozhal is the major festival in Chottanikara temple. It is believed that it was on this day (mithuna lagna on Makam) that the Vilvumangala Swamiyar saw the goddess at the temple and the devotees worship the goddess at this time.

Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple in Ernakulam

Important months

Chingam - Thiruvonam is celebrated in the temple with Thiruvonam feast (annadanam) to all Pilgrims.

Kanni - Navarathri aghosham is a famous festival, which attracts large number of devotees. On Vijayadasami day of the Navarathri utsavam, Vidyarambham is conducted.

Vrishchikam - The Vrishchicka Mandala mahotsavam (festival) is celebrated during the entire period of mandalam season. Daily annadanam, stage programmes, Naama japam etc. are conducted.

Kumbam - The annual festival of the temple comes in Kumbham. It begins with Kodiyettu (Flag hoisting ceremony) on Rohini day, lasts for 9 days and ends on Uthram star. There is Pooram ezhunnellippu with 7 Elephants in the morning and at night. The ulsavam ends with Uthram Aarattu and Valiya Guruthi (Atham Guruthy).

Medam - On the Vishu day, there will be Vishukani, Vishusadya and ezhunellippu on 3 elephants.

Karkitakam - Ramayana masam (Ramayana Month) is celebrated during this period. Daily puranam reading (Ramayanam, Bhagavatham, etc.,) daily annadhanam devotional speeches and discourse etc., is conducted - there is also illam Nira, when fresh paddy of the year is offered to God.

Contact Address: Chottanikkara, Kochi, Kerala 682312

Phone : 0484 271 1032

Entry Details

Dress Code:

For Men: Dhoti or Mundu without shirts or banyan
For Women’s: Saree and Pavada are allowed. (Salvar sets and modern dresses are not allowed)

How To Reach

By Road : The nearest bus station KSRTC Central Bus Station, is located 20 kilometers from Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple.

By Railway Station : The nearest Railway Station from Chottanikara Bhagavathy Temple is Guruvayur Railway Station, located at a distance of 97 Kms from Chottanikara.

By Nearest Airport : The nearest airport is the Kochi International Airport, located 38 kilometers from Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple.

Transpotation in Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple

Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple Images

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