Saturday, June 29, 2013

Karthyayani temple- Cherthala, Kerala, Alleppey district

Karthyani temple, in Cherthala is a famous temple right in the center of the town near the KSRTC bus stand.

A powerful Goddess Vishnu Maya is worshipped here.

The sprawling grounds with salubrious environment  has a soothing and refreshing effect on the mind.  We do not see any idol as such in the temple but a small eruption on the floor like a swaymabhu decked with flowers. It is believed that, worshiping Goddess here will remove all obstacles one faces in life. She provides solace and comfort to all those who seek refuge in her.

Offering Kozhi ( fowl) in the temple in return for the favours received is very famous here,the temple is also known as kozhi ambalam.

Now as the number of fowls in the temple have gone up they have been caged in a separate enclosure so that they do not pose any threat to the devotees.

This temple has sub  shrines for Sasthavu, Nagas,Vishnu ,Shiva and Ganesha.
Pictures speaks more than the words..Please go through my album and enjoy.




17 comments:

  1. Having been to Kerala now, I find myself appreciating its serenity even more. You picture them so beautifully, I love my temple visits along with you. Many thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I am happy now you are able to relate to Kerala. thanks a ton for the visit.

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  2. Nice temple.

    http://www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

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    1. thanks Niranjan. Have you visited this?

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  3. Thanks for the nice info.

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  4. Wonderful temple . Nice to been on your blog after a really long time .

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    1. TGS, Happy to see you here. I am trying my best to post as usual but not happening:(

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  5. Has the power to remove all obstacles one faces in life and provides solace and comfort to all those who seek refuge in her? She does indeed sound like a powerful deity.

    As always an interesting and informative post Chitra.

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  6. PW,
    The surging flow of devotees is ample proof for the above statement.

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  7. Good to read about this temple,have passed by Cherthala many times but not been to this temple. After reading your post, I think I will go there next time.

    The album is a great idea, it was like being there at the temple itself, good quality snapshots too.

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  8. super post as usual chitra ji..hey boss.v r all meeting in chennai in august..cya

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  9. Ping me when u r here Ramesh. Will b happy to meet you.

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