It is a festival dedicated to the Goddess Kali who is known to kill the evil and is celebrated in the Sree Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple of the Thrissur district. The festival is marked by several traditions where carry a procession day and night is included as well along with two drum orchestration. Later the celebration is followed by some folk-art performances which is again a tradition of Hindu religion and Kerala as well.
A procession of 20 elephants completely dressed in traditional attires and colorful parasols stand together and it is a great vision to see them so attractive.
Highly energetic and musical gatherings known as Panchavadyam and Pandimelam which add charm and fun in the processions.
Get to experience and enjoy the folk-art forms of the state as well in the temple at the time of festival.
The festival is celebrated in a well-known and devoted temple of Thrissur district. People can reach there by air, rail or road. The nearest railway station is in Thrissur which is about 21 kms from the place. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is about 72 kms from the place of festival.
26 February 2020
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