Annamanada Mahadeva Temple is located at Annamanada in Thrissur District in Kerala. This famous Shiva shrine is around 11 km from Chalakudy town. The festival is noted for unique rituals and festivities and attracts scores of devotees. Annamanada Mahadeva Temple Festival 2016 date is February 9 to February 18. The festival ends with Arattu.
The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.
Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.
Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.
The festival ends with Arattu. 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.