Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple in Kochi

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Chottanikkara Temple; Kochi; uasatish;

Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple has Goddess Shakti as the principal deity. Thousands of people visit the temple every day. It is 15 km from Ernakulam South railway station. We went  past Champakara Canal and later Hill Palace in Tripunithura.

There are many shops selling pooja materials on the street leading to the temple. We expected big crowds. But Makaravilakku in Sabarimala was over and the crowds of Ayyappans had thinned. …

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Kerala Elephants sons of the Sahyadri

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Kerala elephants were alluded to as sons of the Sahyadri by poet Vyloppalli Sreedhara Menon. 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 showcase 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 features on the emblem of Government of Kerala.

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Tusker in Ernakulam

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