#24 of 28 Places to Visit in Pathanamthitta
Distance (From Pathanamthitta): 38 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Transportation Options: Cab / Bus
Travel Tips: This place is located near Thiruvalla and it can be visited along with following places around Thiruvalla:
Sri Vallabha Temple - Thiruvalla (4 Kms from Thiruvalla)
St. George Orthodox Church - Thiruvalla (5 Kms from Thiruvalla)
Thrikkakkudi Rock-Cut Temple - Kaviyoor (6 Kms from Thiruvalla)
Mahadeva Temple - Kaviyoor (6 Kms from Thiruvalla)
St .Mary's Orthodox Church - Niranam (10 Kms from Thiruvalla)
At a distance of 38 Kms from Pathanamthitta & 11 Kms from Thiruvalla, Chakkulathukavu Temple is located in Neerettupuram village, on SH12. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga (an incarnation of Goddess Parvati). It is one of the famous and richest temple is this region.
Rivers Pampa and Manimala flow on either side of the temple. The temple has more than 3000 years of history. But current structure was renovated in 1981. Lord Vishnu, Shiva, Vinayaka and Navagrahas are also worshipped at this temple.
All Fridays are important days to worship the goddess here. On Fridays, the female devotees bring their relatives addicted with alcohol, drug or gambling. Once they swear by touching Devi's sword to renounce the habit, it's said that they completely get away from those bad habits for ever. The main festival is 'Thirkkarthika' celebrated in the Malayalam month of Vrischikam (November / December).