A temple situated in the suburbs of Kochi, that dates back to the 10th century CE, is the famed Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple. This is one of the most popular pilgrim centres in Kerala. The deity is believed to possess the power to cure mental illness.
Located little outside the city of Kochi, in its Southern suburbs, the temple is built in a typical Kerala architecture using wood primarily. It must have been a wooded area once upon a time but now it is pretty much an urban location.
Temple complex has two Bhagwati temples at two different levels besides some smaller temples.