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Chottanikkara Temple, Ernakulam

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Significance : The Mental Illness of People are said to be cured by worshipping the god here Festivals : The annual festival here is renowned in the month of Kumbha (February - March). 'Maasi Magam', coinciding with the full moon, during this festival attracts vast crowds. Attraction : The image in the shrine is not fixed to the ground and is mounted on loose sand. Water offered during ablution ceremonies percolates underground Deity : Goddess Bhagvathi Legend: It is locally believed that the diety appeared in front of Vilvamangalam Swamigal, a saint associated with this shrine and with Guruvayoor. Vilvamangalam Swamy is said to have discovered Bhadrakali enshrined in Keezhkaavu. The annual festival here is celebrated in the month of Kumbha (February - March). 'Maasi Magam', coinciding with the full moon, during this festival attracts vast crowds. Timings The temple is kept open from 5:30 in the morning and stays so till 12:00 in the noon.The temple usually remains closed during the noon hours, and reopens in the evening at 4:00 p.m.

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