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Chakkulathukavu Temple, Alappuzha

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Chakkulathu Kavu is a Hindu temple, dedicated to goddess Durga. The temple is located Near Thiruvalla in Neerattupuram, Thalavady panchayat, Alappuzha District, Kerala,India, and is one of the most popular temples in the state.

Durga is one of the most popular deities in the area. Pilgrims from all over South India visit and worship the Devi. The temple was less known even to the local residents and lay as a family temple of a local resident. This remained until it was renovated a few decades before.

Located on the banks of the holy Pampa River, this temple has attracted pilgrims all over Kerala and became one of the most popular pilgrim centers of the state.The Temple Is Located Just 9 km From Thiruvalla Railway Station,KSRTC & Thiruvalla City Centre .KSRTC Buses Ply Every 7 Minutes From Thiruvalla To Alappuzha Via Chakkulathukavu .

The major festival is Pongala which takes place in the temple during the month of Vrischikam (November/December). This is the time when the glory of the Goddess is at its peak. Lakhs of women devotees gather around the temple as early as even one week before the function. The temple premises will be overcrowded and the devotees arrange places for offering the pongala on both sides of the main streets. The queue usually extends to a surprising length of 20 km. Rice, coconut and jaggery are brought by women devotees along with round earthen pots for cooking. The Chief Priest lights the main hearth from the divine fire inside the sanctum sanctorum. This fire is exchanged from one oven to another.

Panthrandu Noyampu is another festival celebrated at the temple. This is the type of fasting and prayer that qualifies the devotee for eternal blessings of Chakkulathamma. This fasting starts every year from the first day of the Malayalam month of Dhanu until the twelfth.

The other festivals are Naree pooja, Thrikkarthaka.
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  • Visited the temple during there Navratri festival celebration. Was very crowded. There were Elephants with ornaments on their trunks. Nice darshan 
    Visited the temple during there Navratri festival celebration. Was very crowded. There were Elephants with ornaments on their trunks. Nice darshan  more »
  • A famous Devi Temple in Alappuzha District. Roof of the temple is open and the Devi gets a feel of changing weather conditions. Visited during monsoon and could see rain water falling from the roof....  more
    A famous Devi Temple in Alappuzha District. Roof of the temple is open and the Devi gets a feel of changing weather conditions. Visited during monsoon and could see rain water falling from the roof....  more »
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  • Chakkulathukavu Devi Temple is located at Neerattupuram, Thalavady panchayat,in Alappuzha District. Mother Goddess Durga is worshipped here. The temple is fondly called as the Sabarimala of women , River Pamba and River Manimala flow on the two sides of Chakkulathukavu temple.The major rivers Pamba and Manimala flow on both sides of the temple. Chakkulathukavu pongala is a famous festival associated with the temple. It falls on the Malayalam month of Vrischikam (November/ December) and is a grand affair. 'Pongala nivedayam' is a sweet dish that is considered a favourite of the Goddess and women flock in large numbers to the temple to offer the same. Enormous lines are formed outside the temple with devotees carrying this dish in earthen pots for cooking.Temple timing is from morning 4:30–11am, Evening 4:30–8pm .
  • Best temple once in a life every one has to visit, no too much renovation is going in the temple, I enjoyed lot and mind get relaxed,

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