Chettikulangara Bhagwathy Temple

Kerala is famous for temples and Chettikulangara Bhagwathy Temple is a famous one among them. The Chettikulangara Bhagwathy Temple is in Alappuzha. The location of Chettikulangara Bhagwathy Temple helps the visitors to come to this beautiful temple. It is sixty four kilometers north to the city center of Kochi. There are regular bus services to Alleppy from Kochi. The tourists can also opt for taxis and luxury cars.

There are many legends and myths regarding the origin of the Bhagwathy Temple. The most popular one among them is the story of a quarrel between the local chieftains. They were ridiculed during their visit to Koypallikarazhma Bhagavathi Temple and decided to construct another Bhagwathy Temple in Chettikulangara. Thus the new temple was built and a twelve day “bhajanam” took place to please the goddess. Finally, Devi gave them “Swapna Darshanam” and said she will come to Chettikulangara soon. The happy villagers brought a sacred sword given by the Velichappadu of the Kodungallur Temple and started the puja.

The best time to visit this temple is between February and March. The famous festival in Chettikulangara Bhagwathy Temple is the Kettukazhcha festival. Long processions took place with local people and decorated chariots and traditional dances are performed. The visit to Chettikulangara Bhagwathy Temple is a nice example and he tourists like every minute they spend here.

Last Updated on 05 May 2011