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Pariyanampetta Pooram

The Pariyanampetta Pooram is a festival that is celebrated at the temple of Pariyanampatta, Mangalamkunnu, Palakkad. It is a popular festival of Valluvanadu and lasts for 7 days. This festival is conducted at the Pariyanampatta Bhagvathy Temple, Kattukulam, which is 40 km from Palakkad. The deity that is believed to reside in this temple is Goddess Bhagwati.


According to the Malayalam calendar, the Pooram is the 7th day of the month of Kumbam. It is usually the time during the second week of February. During the festival traditional folk and classical performances take place, such as Kathakali, Karivela, and Kaalevela. On the last day of the festival there is a ceremonial march of 21 elephants. The elephants are decorated grandly and thousands of people come to watch them march through the streets and seek their blessings as elephants are considered holy in Kerala.

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A cultural fair is also conducted during the festival that includes ancient shadow puppetry art known as Tholpavakoothu. Visiting Palakad during this amazing festival is a complete source of fun, excitement and thrill. One feels delighted to attend this grand festival that helps you to take a glimpse of the rich culture and traditions of India.