Aryanad Chempakamangalam Devi Temple Kaliyoottu Festival



Aryanad Tholloor Chempakamangalam Bhadrakali Devi Temple is located at Aryanad in Thiruvananthapuram District in Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The annual Kaliyoottu festival observed here in Kumbham month attracts scores of devotees. Aryanad Chempakamangalam Devi Temple Kaliyoottu festival beginning date is February 15.

Kaliyoottu festival is a unique ritual observed in Goddess Bhadrakali temples in Kerala. The festival is associated with Goddess Durga annihilating demon Darika. It is a traditional folk performance.

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 temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.