Chettikulangara Bharani

Chettikulangara Kumbha Bharani is an essential celebration praised each year at the Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Chettikulangara, Alappuzha area, Kerala. It is held in the long stretch of March or April, the date being resolved by the Malayalam Calendar. Chettikulangara Bharani in the Bharani nakshatra in the Malayalam month of Kumbha and thus the name Kumbha Bharani. Kuthiyottam and Kettukazhcha are the features of the celebration. The celebration is under thought to be presented with the Intangible Cultural Heritage status by UNESCO.

As indicated by a legend, a gathering of Village chieftains and their works went to build the Kollam – Chavara canal,acting on the choice of their ruler. They were stranded because of an unnecessary postponement in development. Experts turned down their supplication to return. Amid the period they went to the sanctuary merriments of Kollam Mulangakam sanctuary. Pulled in by the Kettukazhcha there they pledged to their neighborhood god Chettikulangara Bhagavathy, that they would develop Kettukazhcha for her consistently, in the event that they were permitted to leave for Chettikulangara promptly. Incredibly, they were permitted to come back to Chettikulangara the precise following day, and as guaranteed, they made tremendous Kettukazhcha and took them to their Bhagavathy’s premises.