Celebrated in the honor of the snowy past of Kodungalloor which was the ancient capital of Kerala, the Kodungalloor Bharani in Kerala is a much awaited festival of Kerala. The region of Kodungalloor is the home to Kodungalloor Bhagavathi Temple; which incidentally is one of the wealthiest temples in India. The ceremony of Kodungalloor Bharani marks the birth of Bhadrakali, who was considered to be born from the third eye of Samhara Rudra. As myth would have it Bhadrakali went on to kill the demon Darika. The festival attracts thousands of devotees every year.
Time for celebrating the Kodungalloor Bharani Festival
The Kodungalloor Bharani Festival in Kerala is one of the most awaited and famous Fairs and Festivals of Kerala. The whole of Kerala along with the other states of South India waits for the month of Meenam (March-April) every year for the festival. This is the best time to have a visit to "God's own country" with the festival and a climate to cherish the stay.
Description of the Chettikulangara Bharani
With the mark of respect to the snow-white past of Kodungalloor, the whole of Kerala gears up for the Kodungalloor Bharani in Kerala. The region of Kodungalloor is known as the past capital of Kerala and is the home to the Kodungalloor Bhagavathi Temple, the venue to the festival and is one of the wealthiest temples of the country. The festival is attended by thousands of devotees who thronged into the temple to be a part of the occasion. The Chettikulangara Bharani festival commemorates the birth of Bahdrakali who according to the Hindu mythology was born from the third eye of Samhara Rudra and was the one who went to finish off demon Darika. The month of Meenam (March-April) is the time when the temple is flocked in by the devotees for the celebration.
The Kodungalloor Bhagavathi Temple is easily accessible from Ernakulam which lies about twenty miles away.