Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple

Alappuzha (Alleppey)

14.3/5(9 Ratings)

Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple Overview

Ranked 8 of 23 sightseeing in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, located in Mavelikkara is one of the most famous temples in Kerala. The deity of the Bhagavathy temple is believed to have healing powers. This temple houses a massive oil lamp which is made from granite. At a time, more than 1,000 wicks can be held in this lamp.

The months of February and March mark huge celebrations in this temple as the festival of Bharani takes place during these months. The entire temple with several activities and grand feasts come alive during this festival.

Celebrated in the month of Kumbham, this festival is celebrated with gaiety and pomp. Owing to the number of devotees thronging the destination during this festival, it is now been widely known as the Kumbha mela of South.

Kuthiyottam and Kettukazhcha are the two main highlights of this festival. Kuthiyottam is a dance, which is performed as an offering to the deity. It is a ritual dance that dates back several centuries, which is well practised and perfected. This dance can be seen in many houses of Chettikulangara and in neighbouring areas.

On the other hand, another highlight of the festival is ‘Kettukazhcha’. It involves showcasing of deftly sculpted and decorated forms of six temple cars known as ‘Kuthiras’ and five Therus along with the icons of Bhima and Hanuman.

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
5:00 AM -8:00 PM
5:00 AM -8:00 PM
5:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
5:00 AM -8:00 PM

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Sarath Chandra

Sarath Chandra5.0/5

1 review

One of the great Hindu temple

This is one of the great Hindu temple and in this temple any of the religions can visit.Best time for visit:Obviously during the festival time is the best time to visit this temple. Main festival "kumbha-bharani" is on march and the festival will end upon April with meena-bharani. Kuthiyottam is the main vazhipadu for devi. This is 7 days program related to kumbha bharani."Amme narayanaDevi NarayanaChettikulangara amme narayana"

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Pradeepa Kumareshbabu

Pradeepa Kumareshbabu4.3/5

4 reviews

A great darshan

We had a great dharsan, the tall statue of Hanuman and Kalinga Narthana Krishna are the great attractions on this temple. We purchased a lot in the outside of the temple like divine CDs and photos and a special thing in this temple is Vinayagar and Abishekam of Ragukethu which is done by every devotee in their own hands.

Leela Pvr

Leela Pvr3.2/5

6 reviews

Nice and old temple

Nice place worth seeing once, nothing great but a great temple there was a pond outside. One lord Krishna statue with the snakes where you can do beautiful photography and near the temple, you can take pictures keep cab and roam all the places with in a day.

Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n5.0/5

522 reviews

Most beautiful temple

One of the most beautiful temple on the earth. Very old temple with very beautiful architecture. There is Massive oil lamp, were we can light more than 1000 diyas(deepa).Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple is dedicated to goddesses Bhagavathy. Must visit place in Kerala .

Sumoy Talukdar

Sumoy Talukdar5.0/5

5 reviews

Absolutely wonderful

Absolutely wonderful. Visit this during sunset to enjoy the 1000 diyas which light up the premise. Wonderful

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