Valanjambalam Temple Festival near Ernakulam – Valanjambalam Devi Temple Festival

Valanjambalam Devi Temple festival is observed in Makaram month. The shrine is located at Valanjambalam in Ernakulam town. The temple is around one kilometer from Ernakulam Junction Railway Station. Valanjambalam Temple festival 2016 date is January 23 to January 29.

During the festival days, the temple 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.