chottanikkara devi temple, makam thozhal festival in kubham
Chottanikkara devi temple pooja timings and temple festivals
Chottanikkara devi temple is famous for worshiping goddess bhagavathy in three forms as same in chettikulangara devi temple in alappuzha. the prime deity known as raja rajeswari, that worsening maha saraswathy in morning and as mahalakshmi at noon and durga at the evening rituals. the temple administration maintained by cochin devaswom board. there is an idol of lord mahavishnu along with the prime deity. chottanikkara makam thozhal is a famous event at the temple.
subrahmanya, vinayaka, brahma, sastha, shiva, anjaneya and nagas are the sub deities of the temple. there is a small temple complex known as keezhkavu. this is the lower temple of bhagavathy, the devotees also reach at keezhkavu ti fulfill their devotion, in keezhkavu the prime deity bhadrakali is in its furious form. there is a temple tank focus at the temple ground.
Chottanikkara makam thozhal is the famous temple festival chottanikkara devi temple, there are many lady devotees reach at the day of makam. this is usually falls in kumbham, this is the special day of the temple by which the prime deity durga showing the great appearance, it is believed that the day that remembering it was the day of goddess gave full attire to vilwamangalam thirumeni. thiruvonam feast is a special occasion in the temple. navarathri festival is another mass festival conducts in the temple, during these days there is an opportunity in the temple for initiating the education of child by the ritual vidyarambham.
Chottanikkara devi temple located 20 km from ernakulam city, it has the KSRTC bus station and also the private buses. the nearest possible rail heads to the temple are ernakulam north and south. the closest airport is at Nedumbassery at a distance of 38 km. pooja timings of chottanikkara devi temple as follows.
Morning: 4.00 am to 12.00 pm
Evening: 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm