Nayarambalam Bhagavathy Temple Thalappoli Festival

Nayarambalam Bhagavathy Temple is located in Ernakulam District and the shrine is around 19 km from Ernakulam town. The annual festival in the temple is held in Makaram month. The most important ritual is the Thalappoli festival. Nayarambalam Bhagavathy Temple Thalappoli festival 2016 date is February 3.

The annual Thalappoli festival is observed on Makaram 20 as per traditional Hindu Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala.

Thalappoli is a unique ritual in Kerala. In the ritual, women and young girls carry thalam (plate) in their hands. Thalam is filled with rice, flowers and a lighted lamp. It is a symbol of prosperity.

In some temples, only unmarried girls are allowed to take Thalappoli.

The temple is decorated with plantain, tender coconut, coconut leaves and lamps for the occasion.