Sree Kokulangara Bhagavathy Temple near Thrissur in Kerala is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi (Mother Goddess Shakti). The shrine is located at Kozhikunnu Mulankunnathukavu and is around 8 km from Thrissur. The annual Vela held in the shrine is an important festival. Sree Kokulangara Bhagavathy Temple Vela 2016 date is January 19.
Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, is performed as part of the Vela. It attracts thousands of melam enthusiasts.
Caparisoned elephants are another attraction of the festival.
Vela is the celebration in certain temples in Thrissur and Palakkad District of Kerala after harvest season.
The utsava murti, or Thidambu, of Sree Kokulangara Bhagavathy Temple is taken atop a caparisoned elephant during the evening puja to the accompaniment of traditional temple music.