Changa Devi temple is situated on the south side of river
Karamana near Vellanadu. It is a place blessed with happy
combination of legend, faith and historical elements. Nowadays
it has become a place of pilgrimage also. It is believed
that goddess Kali’s presence is here for protection
and welfare of the village. Goddess Kali’s smiling
face and compassionate look supposed to be behind all the
prosperity and welfare of the entire region.
Changa was a remote and underdeveloped countryside village
long ago. People were mainly farmers rearing cattles. It
was believed that Kali Devi was omnipresent in the village
looking after them, their grievance and protecting them.
In addition to this, Ganapathy, Dharmasastha, Siva, Nagar
and lots of other deities had been worshipped by them. Their
faith in the Kali Devi increases day by day. They had been
talking experiences of relief and fortunes to their life.
They passed on the belief on Devi Kali to the next generation.
They believed firmly that Kali Devi is with them. The stories
and experiences related to Kali Devi spread to the neighbouring
villages. The neighbouring people began to come to Changa
Devi temple to offer their praise and receive the blessings.
The charisma of Devi Kali became more powerful, more spreading
and more firm. At this stage, a total change in the style
of the temple architect was done with the advice of the
astrologers and thanthri, the devotees decided to expand
the temple and its premises making it to the need of the
days. They did it by giving proper places for sub deities
in the temple. As a result of all these innovations people’s
faith grew day by day, the stories of their incredible experiences
spread to the neighbouring places. The people from distant
places began to visit the temple making it more and more
famous. In short the place developed to a place of pilgrimage
as we see it today. ‘Vara’ is the offering (Nivedya)
here. Brahmin form of worship is followed here.