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Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple, Kochi, Kerala

Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple at Kochi is one of the famous temples of Kerala. She is Shakti, the universal feminine power, and here, she is prayed to as Goddess Bhagavathy or Bhagavathy Amman.

Chottanikkara is the southern suburb of the port city of Kochi and lies in the south Indian state of Kerala. The Cochin Devaswom Board manages the temple and the temple is believed to be 1,500 years old.

Goddess Bhagavathy is viewed as an embodiment of Lord Vishnu. The Goddess Bhagavathy is the combined form of the supreme feminine power and worshipped as Goddesses Maha Saraswati, Maha Lakshmi, and Maha Kali, in the mornings, during the day, and in the evenings respectively. Goddess in the aggressive Bhadrakali form, is enshrined separately.

Both Goddesses Bhagavathy (on the right) and Bhadrakali (on the left) are regarded as divine healers, who can cure devotees, of incurable diseases, mental illnesses, and free them from possessions of negative spirits.

As an eye witness, noticed a young girl fainting while at the shrine, an indication that negativity was leaving her.

As photography is not allowed, I am posting this picture that I bought at the shrine location.

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