Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple is one of the most popular temples in Kerala, located in Chottanikkara near Kochi. The temple is managed by the administration of Cochin Devaswom Board.
The Divine Mother Goddess is worshipped here in three forms, in the morning as Saraswathi decorated in white cloths, Lakshmi at noon draped in deep Red color and Durga in the evening in Blue cloths.
The Goddess Devi also called Raja Rajeswari or Adiparasakthi and the temple has long history.
Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, husband of Goddess Devi is also worshipped in this temple. So, the Deity is called with different names such as Ammenarayana, Devinarayana, Lakshminarayana and Bhadrenarayana.
The temple complex consists of other temples for Kizhukkavu (Keezhkkaavu bhagavathi), Shiva, Ganapathi (Ganesh), Sastha, Nagas. Brahma, Subrahmanya Swamy idols are there on the same pedestal in the main temple.
Thousands of pilgrims and devotees visits the temple daily.…