Chakkulathukavu Sree Bhagavathy Temple, located 30 km southeast of Alappuzha, has a rich 3000 year old history associated with it. It is open to people of all faiths and attracts believers from across the State. The Mother Goddess Durga is worshipped here. The famous rivers Pamba and Manimala flow on both sides of the temple.
Chakkulathukavu Pongala is the most famous festival associated with the temple. It falls on the Malayalam month of Vrischikam (November / December) and is a grand affair. ‘Pongalani vedayam’ 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. This dish contains rice porridge, molasses and grated coconut.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Nearest railway station: Thiruvalla, about 11 km
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 113 km and Trivandrum International Airport, about 135 km
Chakkulathukavu Sree Bhagavathy Temple
Neerettupuram P.O., Thiruvalla
Ph: + 91 477 2213550