Thrikkarthika at Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple is one of the biggest festivals at the temple. In 2014, Thrikkarthika dates are – December 5, December 6 and December 7.
It is the birthday of the Goddess and the festival runs for three days, Kaarthika, Rohini and Makayiram. On these days, there is ezhunnellippu, Kazhcha siveli, stage programme, deepaalankaaram, Kaarthika vilakku, fireworks etc.
Chottanikkara Bhagavathy temple, located near Ernakulam enshrines Bhagawati – the mother Goddess, one of the most popular deities in Kerala. Enroute is the Poornatrayesa temple at Tripunittura.
The Devi is worshipped along with Lord Vishnu. Together, they are known as Lakshminarayana. People who have mental illness seek refuge in the divine mother, who graciously cures all her devotees.