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Kottuvallikavu Sree Bhagavathy Temple in Ernakulum District in Kerala



Kottuvallikavu Sree Bhagavathy Temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess Bhadrakali. The temple is located at Kottuvally Village near Paravur in Ernakulum District, Kerala. This shrine is about 15 km from Aluva Railway Station. The age of the shrine is unknown. But it is more than 1000 years old.


The murti worshipped in the temple was discovered by a woman in an open field. It was first worshipped under an Elanji Tree and the tree is still located near the temple. The famous Azhvanchery Thamprakal conducted the tantric pujas and rituals associated with the shrine.

The annual festival in the temple coincides with the famous Kumbha Bharani (February – March) in Kerala. The main rituas on the Kumbha Bharani day includes Ayiram Thiri Pooja and Ayiram Thiri Ottam. Aal Thookam is also observed in the temple.

The subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple include Shiva, Sastha, Nagaraja, Brahmarakshas, Yakshi, Ghandakarnan Swami and Pithrukkal.