kottankulangara devi temple chavara kollam-special offerings to devi chamundi
kottankulangara devi temple, worship to goddess adisakthi
kottankulangara devi temple is very popular for worshiping god durga, located in a small village chavara and in kollam district, it s a ancient temple the historical background is famous, the legend story is relating the people who lived around this place, before the construction of the temple there was a pond belong to this place, it is known as bhoothakkulam, a group of cow herders got a coconut and they uses the stone from here to break the coconut, they saw a super power from that stone, there is a continuous flow of blood originate from that stone, astrologists advised for constructing a temple there, they built a temporary temple, the cow-herders wearing female attire, offered poojas in the temple, this tradition follows by the new generation.
chamayavilakkku is a festival remembers the female attire of the cow herders the men devotees wear the women costume and held the lamp to temple followed by the orchesra , is a special annual function. kuruthola pandal is a function of remembering and reconstructing the ancient temple. jeevitha ezhunnallathu is one of the function as usual in other temples.the temple is 14 km away from the kollam railway station, chavara is the nearest bus station. the temple opens at 5.00 am for morning rituals and lasts at 11.00 am, the temple reopens at 5.00 pm and closes in 8.30 pm.in every year there is a lot of men reach here to lift the chamayavilakku to fulfill their wishes in women attire, they are looking like really a women.
The special offering of this temple are chamayavilakku, anpolippara, kottan nivedyam, payasam, iratti madhuram, aravana, panthirunaazhi, ornaments, silk, kumila, akhandanaamom are for goddess durga in the temple. The contact details of the temple is as the following Address: Major Sree Kottankulangara Devi Temple, Kottankulangara, Chavara Kollam, Kerala 691583
Phone: 086928 83334