Kerala- the land of fascinating festivals

Kerala- the land of fascinating festivals

Machattu Mamangam
Date: 20-02-2018
Place: Machattu Thiruvanikavu Temple, Vadakkancherry, Thrissur, Kerala

Celebrated at the Machattu Thiruvanikavu Temple, dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy, this 5 days long festival offers a lot to its viewers. The procession of adorned kuthirakolams (effigies of horses) is the main attraction of this festival.

Chettikulangara Bharani
Date: 22-02-2018
Place: Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, Mavelikara, Alappuzha

Chettikulangara Bharani is a spectacular festival celebrated at Chettikulangara Temple, dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The main attraction of the festival is Kettukazcha, giant structures that are decorated with cloth, flowers and ornaments.

Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam
Date: 23-02-2018 to 26-02-2018
Place: Kuttikkol Thampuratty Bhagavathy Temple, Kasaragod

Kuttikkol Thampuratty Bhagavathy theyyam is a spectacular theyyam festival celebrated in Kuttikkol Thampuratty Bhagavathy Temple, Kasaragod.  several major theyyam forms will perform during the festival days.


Uthralikkavu Pooram
Date: 27-02-2018
Place: Sree Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple, Vadakkancherry, Thrissur

Uthralikkavu Pooram is one among the most important festivals in Central Kerala. Elephant pageantry and fireworks are the main attractions of this famous pooram festival.

Chinakkathoor Pooram
Date: 01-03-2018
Place: Chinakkathoor Bhagavathi Temple, Palakkad

Chinakkathoor Pooram a unique and colourful poorams celebrated at Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple in Kerala. Elephant procession, Panchavadhyam and other performances are the attractions of this festival.


Attukal Pongala
Date: 02-03-2018
Place: Attukal Bhagavathi Temple, East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram

Attukal Pongala, the largest gathering of women in the world, will be held at Attukal Temple, Thiruvananthapuram. Offering of Ponkala  nedhyam is the important ritual of this festival. Attukal is also known as the “ Sabarimala of Women”.

Parippally Gajamela
Date: 04-03-2018
Place: Kodimoottil Bhagavathy Temple, Parippally, Kollam

Parippally Gajamela at the Kodimoottil Sree Bhagavathy Temple in Kollam, dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali, is one of the most beautiful festival in Kerala. The pageant of 50 elephant is the main attraction of this festival.


Attuvela Mahotsavam
Date: 20-03-2018 to 21-03-2018
Place: Elankavu Bhagavathy Temple, Vaikom, Kottayam

Attuvela Mahotsavam is a water carnival celebrated at Elankavu Bhagavathy Temple, Vaikom, Kottayam.


Kodungalloor Bharani
Date: 20-03-2018 to 21-03-2018
Place: Kodungalloor Bhagavathy Temple, Kodugalloor, Thrissur

The annual festival with a difference celebrated at Sree Kurumba Bhagavathy Temple, Kodungalloor. The festival gifts a mystical experience to devotees. Oracles, both men and women, rush around the temple and hit their heads with their swords, declaring their spiritual union with Kodungallur Amma, the Mother Goddess.

Malanada Kettukazcha
Date: 23-03-2018
Place: Poruvazhi Malanada Temple, Adoor, Pathanamthitta

Malanada Kettukazcha is an eight-day festival celebrated at Poruvazhi Malanada Temple, Adoor. Malanada Kettukazcha an eight-day festival celebrated in all pomp and gaiety. Splendidly decorated structures known as Edupu Kala and Edupu Kuthira, 70 to 80 feet tall structures are taken out to the accompaniment of the traditional orchestra of drums.  Other cultural programmes will be performed at night.


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