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Chettikulangara Temple is a Hindu temple located in the town of Chettikulangara in Alappuzha district, Kerala, India. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy, who is worshipped in three forms - Saraswathy (Goddess of knowledge and learning), Bhadrakali (Goddess of strength) and Durga (Goddess of prosperity). The temple is one of the most popular and important temples in Kerala and attracts a large number of devotees from all over the state and beyond.

The temple has a unique architecture with a two-tiered roof and a golden flagstaff (Dwajasthambham) that rises to a height of 70 feet. The main deity of the temple, Goddess Bhagavathy, is adorned with gold and precious stones and is considered to be one of the most powerful deities in the region. The temple also has several other smaller shrines dedicated to various Hindu deities.

The Chettikulangara Bharani festival is the most important festival celebrated at the temple. The festival is a week-long celebration that usually falls in the month of February or March and attracts thousands of devotees from all over the state. The highlight of the festival is the Kettukazhcha procession, where huge and colorful effigies of mythological characters are taken out in a grand procession.

Overall, Chettikulangara Temple is an important religious and cultural landmark in Kerala and is a must-visit for anyone interested in exploring the rich heritage of the state.

Photo Gallery of Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, Mavelikkara.

Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple is one of the most renowned Devi temples of Kerala. The temple is located in the Alappuzha district of Kerala.

An important aspect of this temple is that the Devi appears as Maha Saraswathi in the morning, Maha Lakshmi at noon and Sri Durga or Bhadrakali in the evening.

Kuthiyottam, Kumbhabharani, Meena bharani festivals are the most important festivals of this temple. Chettikulangara temple is the second largest temple under Travancore Devaswom Board, next to Sabarimala Temple. Chettikulangara temple is also one of the richest temples in Kerala.

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