What makes a destination truly beautiful are the myths, lores and legends associated with it. All these form a cultural fabric that the place can display before the world. Some of these are a direct influence of places of worship that form an integral part of the socio-cultural life of the local people. Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple is known for having such a profound impact on the life of people, irrespective of caste, religion and community. Located in the Mavelikkara taluk of Alappuzha district, the temple attracts devotees from all parts of the State.
One of the most renowned Devi temples in Kerala, Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple worships Sree Bhadrakali as the main deity, along with a few other deities as well. Though concrete evidence aren’t available, it is believed that the temple is at least 1200 years old. The temple is famous for the ‘Chettikulangara Bharani’ which takes place during the months of February – March. ‘Kettukazcha’ is a ritual that is associated with Bharani. Huge, caparisoned structures known as ‘kuthiras’, chariots, icons of lord Hanuman, Bhima and a few other attractions are paraded around the town as a part of this celebration. Another attraction is ‘Kuthiyottam’ – a ritualistic folk dance performed by young boys, accompanied by folk and instrumental music.
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