Kattil Mekkathil Devi Temple

Kattil Mekkathil Devi temple is popularly known as Kattil Mekkathil temple, located at Ponmana, near Chavara, in Kollam district, Kerala, it is in a unique place, where the lake meets the sea. This temple is located on an island created by the lake and the sea and look like a beautiful & pleasant place. The shrine is dedicated to the goddess Bhadrakali amma – the goddess mother venerated here is ugra murti. The Kattil Mekkathil temple at Ponmana has the Arabian Sea on one side and the TS Canal on the other. Kattil Mekkathil Temple is 22 km from the town of Kollam.

                  The speciality of the Kattil Mekkathil Temple Kollam, the devotees go around the tree seven times before attaching the bell. In the seventh round, they make a wish and it will be granted.

kattil mekkathil temple kollam
kattil mekkathil temple kollam

Kattil Mekkathil Temple Timings

Kattil Mekkathil Temple Timings are

5.00 AM – 12.00 PM
5.00 PM – 8.00 PM
5.00 AM – 12.00 PM
5.00 PM – 8.00 PM
5.00 AM – 12.00 PM
5.00 PM – 8.00 PM
5.00 AM – 12.00 PM
5.00 PM – 8.00 PM
5.00 AM – 12.00 PM
5.00 PM – 8.00 PM
5.00 AM – 12.00 PM
5.00 PM – 8.00 PM
5.00 AM – 12.00 PM
5.00 PM – 8.00 PM
Kattil Mekkathil Devi Temple Pooja Timings :
Kattil Mekkathil Temple Pooja Timings are Every day Morning 5.00 AM – 12.00 PM and Evening 5.00 PM – 8.00 PM
Darshan Timings
Kattil Mekkathil Temple Darshan Timings are Morning 5.00 AM – 12.00 PM and Evening 5.00 PM – 8.00 PM
Note:The darshan timings and pooja timings of the Kattil Mekkathil Devi Temple might change during festivals Season and special days.

About the Temple

  • Kattil Mekkathil Devi Temple is situated in the middle of the lake and the sea
  • This great  Temple is visited daily by a lot of devotees for holy darshan of Goddess and it is must-visit during the Shiva ratri Mahotsavam festival, Vernacular Mahotsav & Pongala .Like other temples, it is also closes in afternoon session and then opens again for darshan.
  • Thousands of Devotees from all over the country come to the tree to attach the sacred bells given to them by the temple. The devotees go around the tree 7 times before attaching the bell to the tree. In the 7th round, they make a wish and it will be Fulfilled. The tree is covered with such bells attached by the devotees. A small gust of wind from the sea is enough to send a thousand chimes among the tens of thousands of bells attached to a huge banyan tree in the enclosure of a temple here in Ponmana.

  • The Popular form of Devi is Bhadrakali worshipped in Kerala as Sri Bhadrakali amma and Kariam Kali Murti Devi. In Kerala, the devi is seen as the auspicious and fortunate form of Maha Kali who protects the good.
  • The goddess is represented with three eyes and eighteen hands and also She carries several weapons, flames flowing from her head and a small defense scrolling from her mouth. Her worship is also associated with Tantric tradition of “Matrikas” as well as the tradition of the ten Mahavidyas and falls under the broader umbrella of Shaktism, according to the traditions of Kerala.
kattil mekkathil devi temple kerala
kattil mekkathil devi temple kerala

Kattil Mekkathil Temple Route

How to reach kattil mekkathil devi temple ???

  • Those arriving by train can go to temple by auto from Karunagappally. If it is by bus, visitors can get off at Chavara and take an auto for Kottaram Kadavu. Ro Ro service will be available from there at the temple. Local KSRTC buses also serve the destination from Karunagappally and Kollam.

  • Distance between Trivandrum to kattil mekkathil devi temple Kerala is 81.0 Kms (Bus Route ) and the travel cost is around 90 – 100 Rs (on Average). and Trivandrum Railway Station the distance is around 87 kms.
  • Distance from Cochin Railway Station to Kattil Mekkathil Temple Kollam is nearly 130 kms
  • Distance from Kayamkulam to Kattil Mekkathil Devi Temple Kollam is around 32 kms
  • Distance from Titanium Junction Bus Stop to Kattil Mekkathil Temple Kerala is 10kms
  • Distance from Karunagappally Railway Station to Kattil Mekkathil Temple Kerala is 17kms
  • Distance from Chinnakkada Bus Stop to Kattil Mekkathil Devi Temple Kerala is 10kms

Other Services :

Boat and Ro Ro services are available to reach out the Ponmana Temple. Then a brief walk on the sand leads to the reach this temple. The temple premises always have a festive atmosphere with the vendors and the crowd. The Rare Earth factory made a nearby pile of sand by depositing sand after filtering the mine sand. Wild plants and flowers add color to the pile of sand. Alappad who has attracted attention recently because of the black sand mining is near the temple.

From Other Places / CitiesDistance
Titanium Junction Bus Stop10 KM
Karunagappally Railway Station17 KM
Chinnakkada Bus Stop18 KM
Kayamkulam32 KM
Trivandrum Railway Station87 KM
Cochin Railway Station130 KM


Rituals and Special Pooja’s

This temple performs 12 Vilakku utsavam ‘, a 12-day festival in which worshipers live in temple premises in improvised huts. Special Pujas and rituals such as Shatrusamhara Pushpanjali are held on Fridays.

Pooja’s :

  • Arunazhi
  • Gurudhiparadhu
  • Kalikavajam
  • Manikett
  • Nanayapara
  • Pongal
  • Pudava samarpanam
  • Raktha pushpanjali
  • Shathrusamhara pushpanjali
  • Udhayasthamanapathu


Kattil Mekkathil Devi Temple Address:



Kerala 691583

Nearest Places

  • Kottankulangara Devi Temple, Chavara, Kollam
  • Kovilthottam Lighthouse
  • Neendakara Port
  • Alumkadavu Village
  • Ashtamudi Lake

Dress Code

Kattil Mekkathil Temple  allows Indian type of Traditional Dress Wear.

Other Information

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Kattil Mekkathil Devi Temple

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