Kottamkulangara is a small place in the Alappuzha District of Kerala,
India.The Mahavishnu temple, the oldest temple in Alappuzha was situated
at the centre of a pond which is now covered fully with sand. Mahavishnu
and Devi temples are the only two major temples in Alappuzha, located
in the same compound having two flag masts and having two festival seasons.
The festival season of Mahavishnu temple is in January and that of the
Devi temple is in March.In Ancient times the deity was worshiped and was
under the shell. Then on 12th century Sri Vilwa Mangalam Swamiyar found
the four handed idol from the big Pond.The Devi Temple (Bhadrakali) in
Kottamkulangara is the latest temple . The temple was established around
1799 AD, after the occurance of an infectious decease. The idol was kept
at Avaloor Madam and later brought to the recent place on the left of
Sri Maha Vishnu Temple.