Chettikulangara Sri Bhagavati temple :

God and Godess :

  • One important aspect of the temple is that the deity appears as
  • Maha Saraswathi ( in the morning)
  • Maha Lakshmi (at noon)
  • Sri Durga or Bhadrakali (in the evening)
  • Yakshini
  • Ganapathi
  • Nagaraja
  • Balakan
  • Muhurthi
  • Naga Yakshi
  • Thevara moorthy
  • Kannamballi Bhagavathi
  • Rekshas (a fierce supernatural creature who feeds on humans)

Location :

Chettikulangara Sri Bhagavathi devi Temple,
Chettikulangara (Village), Mavelikkara (taluk),
Alappuzha district – 690106
Kerala.

Timings :

  • 5:00AM – 11:00AM (All days of the week (Morning))
  • 4:30PM – 7:30PM (All days of the week (Evening))

Temple History :

Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi temple is one of the most renowned temples in Kerala. The temple is located at Chettikulangara in Mavelikkara taluk of Alappuzha district in the south Indian state of Kerala. The temple is situated about 4 km west of Mavelikkara, 7 km north of Kayamkulam on SH6 (Kayamkulam – Thiruvalla Highway). This is the most ancient temple according to one version, this temple was consecrated by Padmapadacharyar (a leading disciple of Adi Shankaracharya) on the Uthrittathi day of Makara month in A.D. 823.

A few centuries ago, a Salagrama donated by the Kayamkulam Maharaja was also installed inside the Garbhagriham of Sreekovil. The Ganapathi Vigraha, adjacent to the Sreekovil is believed to be donated by the Aazhvancheri Thamprakkal during the time of consecration. One important aspect of the Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi temple is that the deity appears as Maha Saraswathi in the morning, as Maha Lakshmi at noon and Sri Durga or Bhadrakali in the evening. This temple was constructed nearly 1200 years ago. This is the second largest temple in terms of income under the control of Travancore Devaswom Board, second only next to Sabarimala. It is estimated that the temple has earnings worth many crores per year. A major part of the Nellu offered to the Goddess Bhagavathi is also used to make Appam and Aravana Prasadams at Sabarimala. The income from the temple is also helpful to run the daily rituals and Poojas at various temples under the Travancore Devaswom Board.

Festivals :

  • Parayeduppu
  • Kumbha Bharani (February or March)
  • Ethirelppu Ulsavam(Annual festival is celebrated for13 days)
  • Aswathi Ulsavam ( Aswathy festival concludes the five-month-long)
  • Navaratri festival
  • Kuthiyottam
  •  Kettukazha

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Every Tuesdays and Fridays( special poojas are offered on Bharani days)
  • Thottam pattu
  •  Sarpam pattu
  •  Kuruthi
  • KalabhaAbhisheka
  •  KumkumArchana 
  • Pushparchana 
  • Thrimadura Nivedya
  • Nirmala & Vilakku
  •  Archana 
  • Asthothararchana
  • Sahasranamarchana
  • Udayada Charthika 
  • Thulabharam – Rs 75 /-
  • Ganapathi homam – Rs 21 /-
  • Chanthattam – Rs 1350 /-
  • Raktha Puzhpanjali – Rs 67 /-
  • Guruthy – Rs 65 /- (Only on Bharani days)
  • BhagavathiSeva – Rs 121 /-
  • Pal Payasam – Rs 40 /- (One Litre)
  •   Kadumpayasam – Rs 30 /-
  • Aravanapayasam – Rs 50 /-
  • Vellanivedyam – Rs 12 /-
  •   Bagyasookthararchana – Rs 20 /-
  • Nelppara – Rs 100 /-
  • Arippara – Rs 300 /-
  • Adima (Devoties babies to bhagavathy) – Rs 25 /-
  • Kuthiyottam(Temple registration fee) – Rs 2250 /-
  • Aaluvilakku – Rs 485 /- (Devotees should Supply the oil and other requirements)
  • Chuttuvilakku – Rs 135 /- (Devotees should Supply the oil and other requirements)
  • Choroonu(Initial Sacred feeding of the babies before Bhagavathyy) – Rs 82 /-

Nearest Temples Around Chettikulangara Sri Bhagavati temple :

  • Haripad Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple – Alappuzha district – 13.00 km
  • Haripad Sri Subramanya Temple – Alappuzha district – 13.00 km
  • Chengannur Mahadeva temple – Alappuzha district – 21.00 km
  • Ettumanur Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 58.00 km
  • Chirakkadavu Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 59.00 km
  • Erumeli Sri Dharmasastha and Petta Sasthavu Temples – Kottayam district – 62.00 km
  • Cherthala Sri Katyayani Devi Temple – Alappuzha district – 66.00 km
  • Iravimangalam Sri Suryadeva Temple – Kottayam district – 67.00 km
  • Varanad Devi Jagadambika temple – Alappuzha district – 69.00 km
  • Vaikom Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 80.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Mavelikara – 3.00 km
  • Kayamkulam – 7.00 km
  • Muthukulam – 9.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Mavelikara – 5.00 km
  • Kayamkulam – 6.00 km
  • Cheppad – 9.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Trivandrum International Airport, Thiruvananthapuram – 110.00 km
  • Cochin International Airport,Cochin/kochi – 127.00 km
  • Calicut International Airport,Kozhikode. – 260.00 km
  • Kannur International Airport, Kannur. – 370.00 km

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