Pooyam Festival at Kakkove Temple – Kakkovu Thrikovil Temple Thaipooyam Festival in Malappuram District
Kakkove Temple is located at Vazhayoor in Malappuram District. The temple is around 18 km from Kozhikode. The annual Pooyam festival held in Makaram month attracts hundreds of devotees. Kakkovu Thrikovil Temple Thaipooyam Festival 2017 date is February 10, Friday.
Special pujas and rituals are held throughout the day in the temple.
Carrying Kavadi is the main ritual on the day. People carry various types of Kavadi to the temple. Traditional temple music is part of the procession.
Some people enter into trance and dance wildly during the procession.
On the Pooyam day, people also pierce their body with small lance, or vel. This is done for getting desires fulfilled.