Chenkara

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Chenkara is a small village in Alappuzha, India. It is located on the bank of Achankovil river. The term Chenkara is a family name and has been divided and shared by generations, now there are almost 150 families with that name.

Chenkara cavu (kavu) is a temple situated in the middle of village. The main deity is Naagarajavu (god of snakes). The main festival is Sarpampattu conducted once in every 3 years. During the festival Naagarajavu is believed to enter devotees body's and they will dance like a snake in front of 'Sarpakalam' (a picture of snake made by natural colors'.

The village is mainly divided into 3 sections

  1. Near the temple,
  2. Cultivating land (mundakam) near river bank,
  3. Western area.