Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple

Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple is dedicated to Goddess Shakti and is visited by thousands of people every day. We went there on a Thursday morning last month. It is 15 km from Ernakulam South station. We hired an autorickshaw and the ride took us past Champakara Canal and the entrance to Hill Palace in Tripunithura.

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Riding an Auto through the Streets of Kochi

Elephants in Kerala

People in Kerala are in love with elephants. A crowd quickly gathers around an elephant whenever he makes a public appearance. Temple festivals are usually showcased with magnificent tuskers carrying the deity in ceremonial processions. They remain gentle and docile in the middle of large crowds or when fireworks are going on. Elephant is the state animal of Kerala and is featured on the emblem of Government of Kerala.

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Tusker in Ernakulam