Chengannur Mahadeva Temple Festival



Chengannur Mahadeva Temple is located at Chengannur in Kerala. The place is an important transit point to Sabarimala Temple. The annual temple festival is observed for 28 days starting from Thiruvathira Nakshatram in Dhanu Masam to Thiruvathira Nakshatra in Makaram month. Chengannur Mahadeva Temple Festival 2016 date is from December 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016.

Special pujas are held on all the days.

The shrine is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

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.