Chottanikkara Temple, where Chottanikkara Bhagavathi is worshipped, is one of the most eminent temples of Kerala. Goddess Bhagavathi is believed to quench the spiritual thirst and give solace to the hundreds of worshippers who visit this temple daily. Apart from the religious sentiments, the temple stands as an eternal testimony to the architectural glory of an erstwhile era.
Three different forms of Bhagavathi are worshipped here in the temple. In the morning Bhagavathi is worshipped as Saraswati, at noon as Lakshmi and in the evening as Goddess Durga (draped in white, crimson and blue, respectively).
Of all the festivals observed in the temple, Chottanikara Makam Thozhal (in the month of March) is the most attended one. The deity of Chottanikkara Temple is believed to have powers to heal those who suffer from mental illness and disorders. The golden-hued and huge idol of Bhagavathy ornamented with flowers, garlands and jewels is a sight of absolute splendour.
The temple premises house various shrines dedicated to different deities such as Brahma, Shiva, Subrahmanya, Ganesh and Sastha. The months of October and November, the time of Navaratri celebrations, is an ideal time to visit this temple.