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Kolathra Bhagavathy Temple – Makara Chowa Festival

Kolathra Bhagavathy temple (കോലത്ര ) is located near Manoor in Malappuram district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The annual Makara chowa festival is of great importance in the temple.

This is a small shrine mainly consisting of chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum. There are also small shrines of Upa Devatas in the temple compound.

Various rituals and pujas including ezhunellippu and varavukal are part of the Makara chowa festival.

The temple also observes Navratri, Puja Vaippu and Thrikarthika festival.

Please note that in the same area there is another shrine known as Kolathra Puthiya Bhagavathi temple.