Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Mavelikkara, Alappuzha
Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi temple,is the second largest temple,next to Sabarimala,under the control of Travancore Devaswom Board.
Though enough historical evidences are not available to support,it is believed that the temple dates back to 1200 years.
Jagadambika of Chettikulangara, the Goddess of Oodanadu, is among the five Ambalayams. Pooja styles include Thrimadhuram, Cherupayasam and Malar (Corn rice) in the morning with prayers for Bhagavathi conceived as Maha Saraswathi, Uchapooja or lunch with Koottupayasam, Palpayasam and prayers offered as Maha Lakshmi, Atthazha Pooja or dinner with Neyyappam and Neypayasam with prayers for the deity conceived as Sri Durga or Bhadrakali.
The Bharani festival celebrated in the month of Kumbham is quite an event to the people of this locality and neighbouring places. The highlight of the festival is Kuthiyottam and Kettukazha. Kuthiyottam is performed as an important offering to the deity.
Chettikulangara Devi Temple,
Chettikulangara. P.O, Mavelikkara
Aalappuzha District, Kerala, India
Phone: 91 479 2348670,
Web : http://www.chettikulangara.org/