Chottanikkara Temple | History, Timings & Festivals

Devotees often come to the Chottanikkara Temple in Kerala. This temple is near Kochi. The main deity of this temple is Devi Bhagavati, a form of Mahalakshmi who lives here with Maha Vishnu. Chottanikkara Devi is another name for the Goddess.

People believe that the Devi cures all the Mental diseases at the temple. Many devotees found the solution to their problems at this temple. Other people think they get answers for their troubles here in this temple.

Rajarajeswari, Mahalakshmi, Durga, and Amman are different names for the Goddess. Many legends surround this temple, many of which attest to its antiquity.

History of the Chottanikkara Temple:

Chottanikkara Temple Timings

Adi Shankaracharya prayed and meditated for the Mahalakshmi Devi to appear before him. Then he asks the Devi to stay in the temple in Kerala state. The Devi agreed to him that he should not look back.

Adi Shankaracharya agreed and set off on foot to return to Kerala. As Mahalakshmi Devi moved behind him, he could hear the jingling of her anklets.

The sounds stopped at one point, and Adi Shankaracharya returned his gaze. According to the condition, the Goddess came to a halt and then transformed into a Murti at that location.

That is now the famous Mookambika temple in Udupi. Adi Shankaracharya appealed to the Goddess for pardon. Mahalakshmi Devi only came up to Chottanikkara, and the temple is presently there.


Chottanikkara Devi (Chottanikkara Amma) She is Incarnation Of

  • Mahalakshmi
  • Saraswati
  • Lakshmi
  • Parvati
  • Adi Parashakti

Chottanikkara Temple Timings:

The following are the timings of the Chottanikkara temple.

Monday4 am to 12 pm, 4 pm to 8:30 pm
Tuesday4 am to 12 pm, 4 pm to 8:30 pm
Wednesday4 am to 12 pm, 4 pm to 8:30 pm
Thursday4 am to 12 pm, 4 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday4 am to 12 pm, 4 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday4 am to 12 pm, 4 pm to 8:30 pm
Sunday4 am to 12 pm, 4 pm to 8:30 pm

These are the pooja timings:

S.NoTimingsMon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Sat-SunMandalam and Friday
1Temple Opening Hours4:00 am3:30 am
2Nirmalya Darshan4:00 am3:30 am
3Seeveli6:00 am6:00 am
4Coach Naivedyam at Kizhukkavu Temple7:30 am7:30 am
5Pantheeradi PoojaAfter 7:45 amAfter 7:45 am
6Ucha Pooja12:00 pm12:00 pm
7Uchaseeveli12:10 pm12:10 pm
8Temple closing Hour12:10 pm12:10 pm
9Temple Opening Hours4:00 pm4:00 pm
10Deeparadhana6:15 pm6:15 pm
11Athazha Pooja7:30 pm7:30 pm
12Seeveli8:00 pm8:00 pm
13Valia Guruthi at Kizhukkavu Temple8:45 pm8:45 pm
14Temple Closing Hours8:45 pm8:45 pm

Festivals celebrated at the Temple

Makam Thozhal and Navarathri festivals are also celebrated at the temple.


It begins with Kodiyettu (Flag hoisting ceremony) on Rohini day, lasts seven days, and ends on Uthram star.


Navarathri Aghosham is a famous festival that attracts a large number of devotees.


The Vrishchicka Mandala Mahotsavam (festival) is celebrated throughout the mandalam season.


Ramayana masam (Ramayana Month) is celebrated during this period.


Thiruvonam is celebrated in the temple with the Thiruvonam feast (annadanam) for all Pilgrims.


There will be Vishukani, Vishusadya, and ezhunellippu on three elephants on Vishu day.

Online Pooja Booking at Chottanikkara Devi Temple

Visit the official website. And you can book online pooja.

Chottanikkara Amma Images:

The following are the images of the Chottanikkara Devi temple. So, please have a look at them.

Chottanikkara Amma images
Kerala Chottanikkara Temple

Tourists’ Places near The Temple

  • Hill Palace Museum
  • Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple
  • Mattancherry Palace
  • St. Francis CSI Church
  • Kerala Folklore Museum
  • Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica Fort Kochi
  • Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort
  • Willingdon Island
  • Fort Kochi Beach
Accommodation at Chottanikkara Devaswom

These are the accommodation at Amma temple.

NameType of RoomsRates
Narayana MandiramDouble Bedrooms – Non A/CRs. 400
Narayana MandiramDeluxe Rooms – Non A/CRs. 800
KarthikaDouble Bed – A/CRs.1100 + GST
Karthika3 Bed – A/CRs.2000 + GST
KarthikaDormitory – 10 BedRs. 1250 + GST
Amritha Accommodation (A Block)3 BedRs. 650
DarsanaSingle BedroomsRs. 200
SudarsanaSingle BedroomsRs. 200

Hotels near the Temple

  • Indraprastha Tourist Home
  • Temple Plaza Kochi
  • Ashoka Residency Chottanikkara
  • PPG Homes
  • The Meadow Resorts
  • Chalil Residency
  • AGS Residency

How to reach Chottanikkara Temple?

By Air:

The Kochi airport is the nearest airport to the temple. The distance is about 39 km from the temple.

By Rail:

Ernakulam South railway station is 18 km from the temple, and Ernakulam North railway station is about 20 km away.

By Road:

The temple is near the cities. Hence, you can reach the temple by road.

These are the available transport facilities for the temple. So, you can reach the temple in any way that is convenient for you.

Chottanikkara Temple Contact Details:

  • Address: Chottanikkara Devaswom, Chottanikkara, Ernakulam Dist., Kerala, 682 312.
  • Contact Number: 0484 – 2711032, 2713300
  • Email:
  • Temple website: official website


What is unique about Chottanikkara Temple?

Chottanikkara Temple is one of the most famous temples of Kerala, where mentally disturbed people come in thousands to get cured. This temple is 8 KM away from present-day Thripoonithura (which is a suburb of Kochin or Eranakulam). There are two main temples here.

What is the power of Chottanikkara Temple?

It is believed that Chottanikkara Devi possesses supernatural powers and can cure any disease.

Is there any dress code for Chottanikkara Temple?

Men are required to take off their shirts before entering the temple. Ladies must be dressed in either salwar suits or sarees to enter the temple.