Kanichukulangara Utsavam – Annual Festival at Kanichukulangara Devi Temple

Kanichukulangara Devi Temple is located around 9 km from Cherthala and 18 km from Alappuzha. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy or Devi. The 21-day utsavam or annual temple festival in the shrine is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Kanichukulangara Devi Temple  festival beginning date in 2016 is February 15. The festival ends on March 6, 2016.

The festival begins on the Bharani Nakshatra in Kumbham month and ends on Thiruvonam nakshatra in the month.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights for the occasion.

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.