Chottanikkara is one of the famous Bhagavadhy Kerala Temples located 17kms away from Ernakulam. Durga Devi – is the presiding deity of the Chottanikara temple. Chottanikara temples is treated as one of powerful temples in Kerala. This deity was brought from Mookambika Temple Karnataka,India and therefore there is a darshan of Mookambika (Saraswathy) Devi till 7am in the morning.
About Chottanikara Temple in Kerala
It is believed that this temple is most powerful and many have got relieves from this temple. It is said that offering somethings as they can and by praying with deep heart, one gets cured for several diseases especially for mental illness and disorders. The temple is situated at a hill side surrounded by green farms which gives mental peace and harmony to devotees. Millions of pilgrims visit this temple to get the darshan of Devi.
Festivals in Kerala and Temple celebrations
The famous festival of Kerala is ONAM and on that day there is feast to all pilgrims with every items. Navarathri is one of the famous festivals in kerala that is associated with this temple. On Viayadasami day of Navarathri ulsavam, Vidhyarambham is conducted in this temple.
On this day babies the age group of 3 to 6 years are initiated to education by writing and reading in the front of god.
The other festivals in Kerala which falls in the prior months are Vrishchika, Kumbam, Medam and Karkitakam everyone are celebrated with foods, stage programmes, Prayers etc.
The annual festival is celebrated in the months of February-March. During this seasons there are huge crowds to visit.
Travel Tips to Chottanikara Temple in Kerala
Some of the best ways to reach Chottanikara Temple and important information related to temple are given below
LOCATION : Near Ernakulam, Kerala
BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to March
TIMINGS TO VISIT : 4.00 A.M. TO 12 P.M.
4.00 P.M. TO 8 P.M.
How to reach here:
By Flight : Nedumbassery airport is located near Aluva about 22kms away from Ernakulam.
By Rail : The nearest station is at Ernakulam it is about17kms away from Chottanikara.
Trains from Northern and Southern parts of India stops at Ernakulam Junction.
Railway address : Ernakulam Junction,. D.H.Road, Ernakulam South.
Ernakulam Town, Near North Bridge
Phone : 0484-2390920 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0484-2390920 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0484-2390920 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
By Bus : KSRTC and private bus stations are nearby to Ernakulam Junction.
There are express and fast hire a cab services in kerala from here to Cities within Kerala and other states.
Phone : 0484-2352033, 2372033