Mankavu Kacheri Kunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple is located at Mankavu near Kozhikode in Kerala. The temple is around 7 km from Kozhikode. The Thalappoli festival is observed in Makaram month. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. Mankavu Kacheri Kunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple Thalappoli festival 2016 date is January 30.
Thalappoli is a unique feature of temple festival in Kerala. Girls, unmarried women and married women carry lighted lamps and move in a procession to the temple. It is performed for peace and prosperity.
Thousands of people from nearby villages and towns arrive to witness the festival .
For the annual Thalappoli, the shrine is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
The festival is observed for nearly a week.