A Guide To Kerala's Colorful Temple And Elephant Festivals

Today we are going to talk about Colorful Temple Festivals of Kerala. There are many Hindu temples with special traditions and rituals. There are many Hindu temples in India with special traditions and rituals. Many festivals are celebrated beautifully in these temples. So let us gather a little more information about Colorful Temple Festivals of Kerala.

Thrissur Pooram

Every year a very big festival is held at the Vadakkunnathan temple in Thrissur on the annual festival of this type. The Thrissur Pooram festival is known as the largest and most famous of all the Puroms in Kerala. The celebration of Thrissur Pooram is led by the main participants and the Paramekkavu Bagavathi Temple in Thrissur Swaraj. The Thrissur Pooram festival is Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple at Shoranur Road. The Thrissur Pooram festival in the state of Kerala was a one-day festival called Arattupuzha Pooram at Arattupuzha.

Ashtami

Vaikom Temple is famous for Vaikathashtami. This type of festival is held in November-December. The exact date of Ashtami festival is determined by the Malayalam calendar. This type of temple is revered by both Shaivites and Vaishnavaites. The legend behind the celebration of Ashtami is that years ago a saintly man named Vyaghrapada prayed to Lord Shiva many years later and then Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati Devi appeared before him. It is also believed that Lord Shiva appeared in front of him early in the morning on the day of Lord Krishna Ashtami.

Vrishchika Utsavam

This type of festival is celebrated every year at Poornathrayeesa temple. The Vrishchik Utsavam festival in Ernakulam district is known as the largest temple festival. More than 40 elephants take part in the Poornathrayeesa temple during the celebration of the Vrishchik Utsavam festival. This type of festival is celebrated in November-December and marks the beginning of the 'Ulsava' season in the state of Kerala.

Machattu Mamangam

This type of festival of the state of Kerala is celebrated for five days in the annual Machattu temple in Thrissur district. During the celebration of the Machattu Mamangam festival, Kuthirakolams have beautifully decorated statues of horses in a grand procession. This unique five-day festival celebrated at the Dhis temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati is considered very special.

Nandikeshan

This type of festival is celebrated in a very grand manner in Padanilam Parabrahma Temple. This type of temple is dedicated to Lord Parabrahm and is famous for the tall statues of Nandikasan from Edappon, Kudassanad, Ulavukkad and Naduvile Muri kara. Padanilam Parabrahma Temple was considered a blessing for the people around.

Attukal Pongala

The celebration of this type of festival at the Atukal Bhagwati temple in Thiruvananthapuram is described as the Sabarimala of women. Attukal Pongala and its temple are known as one of the most famous ancient temples of Bhadrakali in Kerala and South India. The Attukal Pongala festival is dedicated to the goddess Atukal. The number of women participating in the festival increases dramatically every year during the celebration of this festival.

Vallanghy Nenmara Vela

This type of festival celebrated in the valley of Nelliyampathy hills is known as the festival of elephants. Vallanghy Nenmara Vela
Meanwhile the cultural art forms of the state of Kerala are performed with Pandi Melam, Fireworks and Panchavadyam. After the paddy harvest, Nemmara and Vallangi villages are famous for the celebration of this festival with fireworks and the display of projected elephants.

Kalarivathukkal Theyyam

This type of festival is celebrated in the Kalarivathukkal temple near the river Valapattanam. This temple is known as the famous temple of Goddess Bhadrakali. Kalarivathukkal Theyyam festival is considered to be a religious ritual. Kalarivathukkal Theyyam is celebrated for the family deity of Kolathiri. Kalarivathukkal Amma's theyyam's huge Tirumudi is considered to be one of the festive attractions of this type.

Kalpathi Ratholsavam

This type of festival is known as the most popular chariot festival of Kerala. The Kalpathi Ratholsavam festival is held at the Vishwanath Swami Temple at Kalpathi and is known for its unique rituals and chariots. Kalpathi Ratholsavam is celebrated for the deities Lord Shiva and his partner Visalakshi. Kalpathi Ratholsavam festival is celebrated during the month of November. During the first four days of the Kalpathi Ratholsavam festival, Vedic lessons and cultural programs are conducted in the temple.

Chinakkathoor Pooram

Kudhir Kali's is a ritual shadow puppet show in this type of festival. Chinakkathoor Pooram is also dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. Traditional performances of orchestras in celebration of Chinakkathoor Pooram festival at Chinakkathoor Temple and Vellattu, Poothanum thirayum, Kaalavela, Theyyam, Kuthiravela, Aandi Vedan, Karivela and so on. This type of festival is performed every evening on the temple premises for the previous 17 days. The celebration of Chinakkathoor Pooram begins with the kuthira game and ends with Theru the next day.

Kettukazhcha

Kettukazhcha festival is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. This temple is known for the Chettikulangara Kumbha Bharani festival. This festival is celebrated at Chettikulangara Devi Temple. This temple is considered to be famous for the Chettikulangara Kumbha Bharani festival. This type of festival is celebrated every year in Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Alappuzha and Chettikulangara district of Kerala. Consideration is being given by UNESCO to give Kettukazhcha a status of intangible cultural heritage.

Alpashi Utsavam

This type of festival is considered to be one of the grand occasions associated with the Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Alpashi Utsavam is known as an annual ritual. The celebration of Alpashi Utsavam festival is usually done in October or November. The most exciting part of the Alpashi Utsavam festival includes the aarattu ceremony and the sacred bathing in the sea for the gods. Alpashi Utsavam is known as the main annual festival on Shankumugham Beach.

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