Chottanikkara Temple is famous Shakti Shrine in Kerala and is located near Cochin and is about 20 km from Ernakulam Railway Station. The annual temple festival or Utsavam in the shrine is observed in Kumbham month. It also coincides with the Chottanikkara Makam Thozhal. Chottanikkara Temple Annual Festival in 2016 begins on February 17.
Several unique rituals and pujas are performed during the festival period.
Traditional performing arts, music, songs and other cultural activities are held during the period.
Caparisoned elephants, colorful processions and fireworks are other highlights.
The festival ends with arattu on the final day.
The famous Makam Thozhal will be held on February 23, 2016.