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A Temple Of Serpents The Goddess Who Has Periods
Aranmula Parthasarathi Ambalapuzha Krishna
Sabarimala The Fierce Lord Of Ettumanur
The Benign Lord Chottanikara
Kaladi A Temple For Kannaki
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CHOTTANIKARA

Then followed the same advice: to run to Chottanikara. He gave him some pebbles to be thrown behind his back till he reached the temple. The rest of the story is the same.

Unique Sight

Whatever the credibility of these stories, the fact remains that to this day one can witness the most unique sight at Chottanikara, that is, the possessed being exorcised in large numbers. This takes place at noon worship particularly on Fridays. The possessed offer prayers the deity, their hearts throbbing with ecstasy. Amidst the beating of the drums and the chanting of 'Amme (Divine Mother) and Narayana" they shriek and dance. Often a tussle ensues between the Devi and the evil spirits in it is the latter, which admit defeat and depart.

 

 

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Chottanikara Devi Temple - The divine Exorcist worshipped as Rajarajeswari
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