The Kottankulangara Devi Temple is a Hindu sanctuary to the goddess Durga Bhagavathy or Aadi Shakthi, the incomparable mother of intensity, situated in the town of Chaa close Kollam, an old ocean port and city on the Arabian Sea drift in Kerala, India. The plot of land where the sanctuary is arranged was once part of a backwoods, a serene region encompassed by a thick development of trees, plants, and creepers. On the northwest corner of the plot there existed a little profound lake known as Bhoothakulam. Individuals living in the zone trusted it was a safe house for toxic snakes. On the eastern side there was an immense broad profound lake.
Amid long stretches of rain, a stream started from that point making the encompassing region fruitful and cultivable. As this place was loaded with grass and unadulterated water, the cow herders from the neighboring zone would gather there with their cattle. The Kottankulangara Festival is held yearly at the sanctuary in which men from over the state and now even outside it dress in female clothing. The cross-dressing is a piece of customary custom celebrations and around evening time they hold conventional lights and stroll in parade to the sanctuary to the backup of a conventional symphony. Enthusiasts visit the sanctuary to look for the endowments of the goddess.