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CHOTTANIKARA

One can hear the altercation in different tones though one and the same afflicted person utters it. It something like this: The spirit utters: "No, No, I will go." But the Goddess insists: "Go you must."

Usually minor cases are disposed of at the nearby Sasta shrine. A nail is driven into one of the pillars in front and the exorcised spirit is thus bound preventing it from affecting others.

The more serious ones are dealt with by the Devi directs the patient to the Bhadrakali at Kizhkavu. The fierce goddess sees to it that the person is freed from the affliction when he or she falls unconscious. If necessary, Guruthi is also offered. One or more nails offered by the priest, depending on the severity of the case, is thrust into the paala tree on the north side of the shrine by the devotee with the fist and also hitting the head against it. One is indeed amazed by the countless number of nails driven into or plates fixed to the tree, giving an indication of the vast number of people cured.

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Chottanikara Devi Temple - The divine Exorcist worshipped as Rajarajeswari
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