Chelloor Parakunnathu Bhagavathy Temple Vela festival is observed in Makaram month. The annual Vela held in the shrine is an important festival. Parakunnathu Bhagavathy Temple Vela 2016 date is February 12.
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 Chelloor Parakunnathu Bhagavathy Temple is taken atop a caparisoned elephant during the evening puja to the accompaniment of traditional temple music.