This ancient temple of Sree Karthyayani is believed to have been worshipped by "Kroshtamuni" during "Kritha yugam". The temple is situated in a beautiful and peaceful surroundings facing east, on the western bank of a river connecting "Achankoil" with "Pamba".
The temple is about 2.5 kms east of Thiruvalla - Mavelikara PWD Road via Koikkkal junction or Puthuvilapady junction, in Kuttemperoor, Mannar Panchayath, Chengannur in Alappuzha District.
The presiding deity is Sree Karthyani Amma. Other deities in the temple include Sree Ganapathy, Sree Sivan, Sree Sastha, Krishtamuni, Nagar and Brahmarashus.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Maatrirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaktirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaantirupena Sansthitah Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namo Namah
Meaning - Goddess Durga is omnipresent and a personification of the universal mother, who is omnipresent and who embodies power and energy. Oh great mother, who also embodies peace, I bow to you, mother, I bow to Durga and I bow to Shakti.
Ayi Giri Nandini Nandita Medini Vishva Vinodini Nandi Nute Giri Vara Vindhya Shiro Adhi Nivaasini Vissnnu Vilaasini Jissnnu Nute Bhagavati He Shiti Kannttha Kuttumbini Bhuri Kuttumbini Bhuri Krte Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura Mardini Ramya Kapardini Shaila Sute
Meaning - I offer my salutations to the mountain's daughter, who fills the world with joy, who is praised by Nandi, who lives on Vindhya's summits, who gives joy to Her brother Lord Vishnu and who Lord Indra praises, Oh Goddess who is Lord Shiva's consort and who created abundance. The destroyer of the demon Mahishasura, the one with beautiful hair and the mountain's daughter, victory to you.
Madhu Kaittabha Vidhvamsi Vidhaatr Varade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning - Oh Devi Durga, we salute you for destroying Madhu and Kaitabha and granting Lord Brahma the boon of protection. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
Mahissaasura Nirnaashi Bhaktaanaam Sukhade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning - We salute Goddess Durga who destroyed Mahishasura, the demon, who bestows a lot of happiness on Her devotees. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
Dhuumranetra Vadhe Devi Dharma Kaama Artha Daayini Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning - I offer my salutations to Durga Devi, who killed Dhumranetra, the demon, I offer my salutations to the giver of dharma, kama and artha to Her devotees. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
9:30 am to 1:30 am ~ 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm