Chathan Kandar Kavu is an ancient temple situated at Ottappalam in Palakkad District
. Dedicated to Goddess Durga
, the temple is believed to have been built by Kanjoor Namboothiri. According to Hindu myth, Chathan, a member of the low caste, was sharpening his knife on a stone. Suddenly the stone started bleeding, showing the presence of some supernatural presence here. After some days a temple was constructed at this spot. The Thalapoli festival, celebrated on the Avittam day of
(March-April), is the main festival attended by a large number of devotees.