Chettikulangara Bharani

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Chettikulangara Bharani

The temple is located at Chettikulangara in Mavelikkarataluk of Alappuzha district. Chettikulangara bharani is the annual festival celebrated in the chettikulangara temple of Goddess Bhagavathy in kerala, in the city of Chettikulangara.The major festival at Chettikulangara is Kumbha Bharani. The day comes in the month of Kumbham, which usually falls in the months of February or March and the day which has the star Bharani and hence the name Kumbha Bharani. The highlight of the festival is Kuthiyottam and Kettukazha.
People who had pledged for Kuthiyottam will start training their children. The children will be taught a special dance steps called Kuthiyootachuvadukal. This festival is marked by architecturally carved large horses and chariots and various other colourful spectacles, considered to be held with the most amazing visuals in the state of Kerala.
The Kuthiyottam processions starts early morning on that day and will last until afternoon. Those who had offered Kuthiyottam to Devi will bring their children to the temple as a procession and will offer the children before Devi as sacrifice. The boys will be playing the Kuthiyootam dance before the Devi. During the evening hours it will be turn of the Kettukazhcha.During the night, the image of Devi will be carried in procession to the Kettukazhcha stationed in the paddy fields. On the next day these structures will be taken back.

Venue Chettikulangara Devi Temple

Festival Date February or March

District Alappuzha

State Kerala

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