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Manjakkudam Festival

Manjakkudam Festival

The largest assemblage of Theyyams is presented on the concluding day of the Utsavams at the Manjadukkam Thularuvana Bhagavathy Temple at Panathoor in Kasaragod district. Dedicated to goddess Bhagavathy, the seven-day utsavam at this temple is in the Malayalam month of Kumbham/Meenam (March).

Malabar Mahotsavam

Malabar Mahotsavam

Malabar Mahotsavam is a cultural extravaganza that showcases the centuries old rich cultural heritage of Kerala. The event is at Mananchira maidan (ground) in the heart of Kozhikode town from 13th to 16th January every year. The festival highlights musical concerts, performances of various classical …

Lokanarkavu Festival

Lokanarkavu Festival

Mandala Utsavam is the forty-one day annual festival at the Lokanarkavu Bhagavathy Temple near Vadakara in Kozhikode. This is the only temple where a peculiar folk dance called Thacholikali is presented. The dance, performed during the festival resembles the martial art Kalarippayattu and is presented …

Kondotty Nercha

Kondotty Nercha

Valiya Nercha is the week long festival, celebrated at the Kondotty Mosque, situated at Kondotty on the Malappuram – Kozhikode route. Meaning ‘the great vow’, the festival is held in the month of March. This mosque, believed to date back to the 18th century is …

Kalpathy Ratholsavam

Kalpathy Ratholsavam

The week-long annual festival of Ratholsavam (Chariot Festival) begins in the month of November, every year. Thousands of devotees haul the huge, intricately carved temple chariots through the streets. Vedic ricitals are held in the temple throughout the festival. Throbbing with the Vedic chants sonorously …

Jagannatha Festival

Jagannatha Festival

Jagannatha Festival is a colourful eight-day festival, which is held in the Malayalam month of Kumbham (February/ March) at the Jagannatha Temple at Madathiparambu, near Thalassery in Kannur. The idol of Lord Siva, the presiding deity was installed here by the famous social reformer and …

Ettumanoor Festival

Ettumanoor Festival

The famous Ettumanoor Siva Temple lies 12 kms from Kottayam. This Mural- rich temple is a typical example of the superior craftsmanship and dexterity of the architects of ancient Kerala. The ten-day annual festival of this temple is celebrated in February- march. Various performing and …