Karthyayani Devi Temple, Cherthala
Karthyayani Devi Temple, Cherthala is a famous Hindu temple located at Cherthala. Iratti and Thadi are the famous vazhipadu, Cherthala pooram is the second famous pooram in Kerala.Kalabham is a famous vazhipadu.It is believed that the famous Indian Saint Vilwamangalam Swamiyar consecrated Devi in this temple. While he was going back after consecrating Padmanabha Swamy at Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram he saw Devi at this place and consecrated her in this place is the popular belief. The deity Cherthala Karthyayani Devi is famous as Mangalya Dayini in the sense she provides welfare and prosperity for her devotees and removes obstacles for the marriage of young girls.
Location : Karthyayani Devi Temple, Kodathikavala, Cherthala, Alappuzha Kerala - 688524
Gods : Bhagavathy
Landmark : The nearest bus stop is in Cherthala. The nearest railway station is Shertalai. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport.
Usually in other temples of Kerala, during the annual festival, Aarattu is a ritual held once annually festival. Karthika Star day in the Malayalam month of Vrichikam is also well celebrated.
Archana, Rakta Pushpanjali(Flower offerings),Swayamvara Pushpanjali,Muzhukappu(adorning the deity with sandalwood paste),and so on for the Devi.