Anayadi Pazhayidam Narasimha Swami Temple is a popular temple dedicated to Narasimha at Anayadi in Kerala. The annual temple festival and pooram is observed in Makaram month. The festival is noted for Gajamela or elephant pageantry. Anayadi Pazhayidam Narasimha Swami Temple festival 2016 date is January 30. The festival ends with Arattu on February 8, 2016.
The annual festival is noted for various rituals.
Thousands of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.
Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.
Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.
The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.
Anayadi Pazhayidam Narasimha Swami Temple is located around 5 km Sooranad North in South Kerala.