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Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Alleppey

Chettikulangara Devi Temple is one amid the most-visited shrines in Alleppey. This is a 1200 years old architectural marvel that stands in the traditional Tamil style of architecture. Chettikulangara Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali, the Goddess of destruction and protection in Hinduism. This temple holds a great significance as it is the second temple after Sabarimala in terms of riches and visits.

 

It Is Known For:-
There are numerous festivals that are celebrated here. Listed below, are the festivals in which the devotees and others participate with a great zest:-

1.     Parayeduppu- The traditional procession taken out in the praise of the Goddess Chettikulangara Devi.

2.     Kumbha Bharani- A famous dance procession.

3.     Ethirelpu Ulsavam- It is a procession that is carried out 3 days after the celebrations of Kumbha Bharani. People relish merrymaking as the procession proceeds to the temple.

4.     Kuthiyottam- Kuthiyottam is another customary practice where the boys between the age of 8-14 years participate in the traditional dance.

 

Best Time To Visit:-

The best time to visit Chettikulangana is during the months of September-March. It is the time when you can witness the traditional side of Alleppey in its true colors. The enthusiastic devotees take part in processions with a great zest and dance until dusk. Prasadam is distributed among all after the evening aarti is conducted.

 

Reaching There:-

Nearest Railway station- Alleppey
Nearest Airport- Cochin International Airport

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