The ChakkulathuKavu Temple is a famous Hindu temple in Kerala and it is dedicated to goddess Durga. The Chakkulathu Kavu Temple is located in the Neerattupuram village of Thalavady panchayat in Alappuzha District of Kerala. Goddess Durga is regarded as one of the most important deities of this place. Devotees from all over south India are seen visiting this place to worship the Devi and seek blessings.
The Chakkulathukavu Temple is built on the banks of River Pamba and the temple is able to attract a huge number of pilgrims from across Kerala and as of now, it is one of the prime pilgrim centers in Kerala.
The Chakkulathukavu Devi temples celebrate various festivals throughout the year and of them, Pongala is the most important festival. The Pongala festival at ChakkulathuKavu Temple is celebrated during the Malayalam month of Vrischikam which falls between November and December. During this time, the glory of the Goddess is believed to be at its peak and a huge number of women devotees visit the temple to seek blessings.
During the Pongala festival at Chakkulathukavu temple, the premises of the temple will be highly crowded and both sides of the main streets will be arranged by the devotees for offering the Pongala. There will be a huge queue of upto 20 km and items such as rice, coconut and jaggery are brought by the women devotees. They also bring round earthen pots for cooking the Pongala.
Before cooking the Pongala, the Chief Priest of the temple will light the main hearth from the divine fire that is situated inside the sanctum sanctorum and this fire will be exchanged from one oven to another.
Another important festival that is celebrated at Chakkulathukavu temple is the Panthrandu Noyambu and it is mainly focused on fasting and prayer that helps the devotee in getting eternal blessings of Chakkulathamma. The fasting for this festival starts from the first day of Dhanu (Malayalam Month) till the 12th day every year.
There are also other festivals that are celebrated at the Chakkulathukavu temple and two of the major festivals are Naree Pooja and Thrikkarthaka. For both the festivals, we can see a huge crowd of devotees visiting the temple to seek blessings.
It is not just the local people who visit the temple, but people who are outside Kerala also come here and seek blessings. The foreign tourists who are on their vacation tour in Kerala also manage to find time to visit Chakkulathu Kavu temple. There are also a lot of travel destinations and attractions near Chakkulathukavu Temple and people coming to the Temple can also visit the travel attractions that are present nearby.
The nearest railway station is at Thiruvalla, which is only 9 km away. The nearest airport to Chakkulathukavu temple is Cochin International Airport, which is 92 km away. Thiruvananthapuram Airport is 95 km away from the Temple.
Chakkulathukavu Sree Bhagavathy Temple
Neerettupuram P.O., Thiruvalla
Phone Number: +91477 2213550
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