Kottankulangara Devi Temple
The Kottankulangara Devi Temple is a Hindu temple to the goddess Durga Bhagavathy or Aadi Shakthi, the supreme mother of power, located in the village of Chavara near Kollam, an old sea port and city on the Arabian Sea coast in Kerala, India. The plot of land where the temple is situated was once part of a forest, a tranquil area surrounded by a thick growth of trees, plants and creepers. On the northwest corner of the plot there existed a small deep pond known as Bhoothakulam. People living in the area believed it was a shelter for poisonous snakes. On the eastern side there was a huge extensive deep pond. During days of rain, a stream originated from there making the surrounding area fertile and cultivable. As this place was full of grass and pure water, the cow-herders from the neighbouring area would congregate there with their cattle.
Location : Sree Kottankulangara Devi Temple, Kottankulangara, Chavara Kollam, Kerala - 691 583.
Gods : Bhagavathy
Landmark : The closest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (49 Km). The closest station is Kollam Junction Railway Station. Kottankulangara temple, where the Chamayavilakku is held, is beside NH-4. Its relatively easy to get there. The best way to reach here is by bus, as almost all of the bus to Kollam and Trivandrum, pass by the temple.