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Nelliakkattu Sree Bhadrakali Temple at Koothattukulam – Famous for treating Eye Diseases and Oushadhaseva



Nelliakkattu Sree Bhadrakali Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakli and Lord Dhanwantri at Koothattukulam in Ernakulam District, Kerala. The temple is associated with the Nelliakkattu Brahmin family – famous for curing eye ailments. Oushadhaseva and Oushadha Pongala during Ramayana Masam attracts a large number of devotees to the temple.

Goddess Bhadrakli is the paradevata of the Nelliakkattu family.


Legend has it that Lord Dhanwantri himself appeared in the form of saint and gave the knowledge of treating eye diseases to the family.

Medicines are given to people suffering from eye diseases after taking the blessings of Goddess Bhadrakli.

The main deities worshipped in the temple are Goddess Bhadrakali and Lord Dhanwantri.

The subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple include Ganapati, Nagas, Panchamurtis and Lord Ayyappa.

Three pujas are performed daily – morning, noon and evening.

The temple is located around 1.5 km west of Koothattukulam Junction.

Large number of devotees visit the temple, during the month of Karkkidakam (July – August), to take part in the Oushadhaseva and Oushadha Pongala and be cured of diseases.

Address
Nellikkattu Sree Bhadrakali Temple
Kizhakombu P.O.
Koothattukulam – 686662
Ernakulam District
Tel – 0485 – 2253007, 2251578