Chinakkathoor Pooram is observed in Kumbham month as per Malayalam calendar in Kerala. It is the annual festival at the Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple at Palappuram in Palakkad District. The shrine is located around 6 km from Ottapalam. Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple festival begins on February 11. Chinakkathoor Pooram 2016 date is February 22.
The most important highlight of the festival is the display of nearly 30 odd caparisoned elephants.
The fortnight long festival is noted for traditional arts and music including – Panchavadyam, Tholpavakoothu, vellattu, theyyam, poothanum thirayum, kaalavela, kuthiravela, aandi vedan and karivela.
During the period, the shrine is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
Hundreds of people arrive to witness various festivities.