Chakkulathukavu Bhagavathy Temple at Neerettupuram
Chakkulathukavu Sree Bhagavathy Temple, also known as Chakkulathu Kavu Temple, is one the most famous Devi Temples in Kerala situated at Neerattupuram (Neerettupuram), 18 km from Ambalapuzha on the Thiruvalla Road, in Alappuzha District of Kerala. Chakkulathukavu is 12 km west of Thiruvalla, on the border of Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha Districts. The presiding deity is Goddess Durga or Bhagavathi and is worshipped in the name of Chakkulathamma (Chakkulathu Amma). Thousands of devotees visit the temple of every Fridays and during the annual Chakkulathukavu Pongala Festival in November - December the temple is visited by lakhs of devotees from all over the state
The annual Pongala festival at Chakkulathukavu Bhagavathy Temple at Neerettupuram, near Thiruvalla, was held on December 15th 2013 ( nov 28th in 2012) .
The 'pongala' would begin with 'ashtadravya Ganapati homam' at 4.30 a.m.,
Devotees will offer 'pongala' on the temple premises and along all major roads in a 25-km radius.