Chottanikkara Temple, Kochi

Chottanikkara Temple | One of the best places to visit in Kochi

LocationChottanikkara, Ernakulam, Kochi (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsChottanikkara Temple open 04.30 am to 12.00 pm and 04.00 pm to 08.00 pm all days in week, No entry fee.
Place TypeTemple, Religious Place
Place visit withFamily, Married Couples, Friends, Parants, Siblings, Youngsters
Best time to visitSeptember, October, November, December

About Chottanikkara Temple

This temple is located at Chotanikkara in Kochi in the southern state of Kerala, India and is one of the most popular temples in the state. Chotanikara Devi Temple which is a famous temple of Bhagwati is a form of Mahalakshmi. In terms of temple architecture, the Chhotanikkara temple is the final testimony to the ancient Vishwakarma architecture along with the Sabarimala temple.

Architecture of Chottanikkara Temple

Standing as a classic example of wooden architecture and sculpture, this temple complex is also the largest in the state. The temple was built by the architect Bhagwan Vishwakarma himself.

Interesting facts about Chottanikkara Temple

  1. This temple is a famous temple of Hindu Goddess Bhagavathi and it is located at Chottanikkara near Ernakulam in the southern Indian state of Kerala.
  2. Bhagawati is one of the most popular deities in the area and Chottanikkara Devi is worshipped at the temple, in three different forms as Saraswathi in the morning, draped in white, as Lakshmi at noon, draped in crimson and as Durga in the evening, decked in blue.
  3. Lord Shiva is also worshiped at the temple and the people suffering from mental illnesses commonly visit the temple, as Bhagawati is thought to cure her devotees.
  4. One should not miss the 'Guruthi Pooja' in the 'Keezhkkaavu' temple at Chottanikkara and this is a ritual done at late evening to invoke the goddess and earlier 'Guruthi Pooja' was done only on Fridays. But nowadays, it is performed every day.
  5. The area in which the temple is situated was once a dense forest that was believed to be infested by Yakshis and rakshasas.
  6. The temple is known for curing mental illness and diseases due to evil spirits where the patients are brought to the priest, who engages with them in some conversation. He nails a part of the hair of the patient in the temple tree, indicating that evil spirit is captured in the tree and the patients are cured off their illness.
  7. Neem leaves, lime and chilies are taken home from the temple, which are believed to ward off evil spirits.

How to reach Chottanikkara Temple

By Air:- The nearest airport is the Kochi International Airport, located 38 kilometers from the temple.

By Rail:- The nearest railway station is the Ernakulam South Railway Station located 18 kilometers from the temple.

By Road:- The nearest bus station KSRTC Central Bus Station, is located 20 kilometers from the temple.

Nearby famous places

  • Canoe Kerala 14.1 km away
  • Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple 7.1 km away
  • Plunge Adventures 12.5 km away
  • Vaikom Mahadev Temple 14.2 km away
  • Cochin Magic Day Tours 15.6 km away
  • Mango Meadows Agricultural Theme Park 5.9 km away
  • Bay Island Driftwood Museum 15.7 km away
  • Jai Hind Kalari 6.6 km away
  • Kottayam Cheriyapalli 14.4 kms away
  • Kottayam Kayaking 11.2 kms away

Chottanikkara Temple FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Chottanikkara, Ernakulam, Kochi.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Chottanikkara Temple: Chottanikkara Temple open 04.30 am to 12.00 pm and 04.00 pm to 08.00 pm all days in week, No entry fee. .

𝒜. You should visit Chottanikkara Temple during September, October, November, December months for best experience.

🛑Note: We don't guarantee for info accuracy.