Kottankulangara Devi Temple - Chavara - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Kollam Railway Station): 14 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab / Bus

Travel Tips: This place can be visited along with St. Andrews Church - Kovilathottam (3 Kms ahead)

At a distance of 14 Kms from Kollam Railway Station, Kottankulangara Devi Temple is located in Chavara. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati.

Kottankulangara Chamayavillanku is a famous festival celebrated at this temple celebrated in Mar / Apr. This festival is also referred to as Thalappoli Mahosthavam. Hundreds of men dress up like females, as part of offerings to the goddess. There is a unique ritual called 'Chamaya Vilakku' where a group of young women come to the temple at night in a long procession with lighted lamps in their hands.

Other interests in & around Chavara include St. Andrews Church and Kovilthottam Beach & Light House.