Are Kavu Kalavela is observed near Thiruvegappura in Palakkad district. The ritual is held in Makaram month. Arakavu Kala Vela festival 2016 date is January 25.
Kala Vela is a unique ritual held in certain Kerala Temples. This ritual is part of the agrarian economy, which sustains religious places.
In the Kala Vela ritual, two huge heads of oxen are prepared and they are adorned with temple embellishments. It is then taken out in procession. Several other sculptures of oxen are also made for the procession.
A fair is organized during the period.
Hundreds of people arrive to witness the ritual.