Chottanikkara Temple is a famous temple of the Hindu mother goddess Bhagavathi. The temple is located at Chottanikkara near Cochin city . The Divine Mother known as Rajarajeswari (Adiparasakthi) is worshipped here in three forms Saraswathy in the morning, Lakshmi at noon and Durga in the evening. There is an Idol of Mahavishnu on the same pedestal and so the Deity is called Ammenarayana, Devinarayana, Lakshminarayana and Bhadrenarayana also. Along with Lakshmi & Narayana there are idols of Brahma, Siva, Ganapathi (Ganesh), Subramanya and Sastha on the same pedestal.
Apart from the main deity, the temple complex consists of Kizhukkavu Bhagavathy temple, temples for Sastha, Siva, Ganapathi, Nagas and other Upa-Devas. The pleasant atmosphere in the temple give mental peace and harmony to devotees.
"MAKOM Thozhal" (worship on the Makom day) is the most important festival of the temple which is celebrated in the month of Kumbham. (Feb / March) It is believed that Bhagavathy in her full attire gave darsan to Vilwamangalam Swamiyar on the Makom day and appears on the same day every year for giving darsan to the devotees in her special appearance. The Bhadrakaali at Kizhukkavu is believed to exorcise evil spirit from devotees, after conducting bhajanam.
|1.||Opening of Nada||04.00 am|
|During Mandalam and Fridays||03.30 am|
|2.||Dhaara of Lord Shiva||05.00 am|
|3.||Ethruthu pooja||05.30 am|
|5.||Guruthi Nivedyam at Kizhukkavu Temple||07.30 am|
|6.||Pantheeradi Pooja||07.45 am|
|9.||Evening Nada Opening||04.00 pm|
|13.||Valia Guruthi at Kizhukkavu Temple||08.45 pm|