Machattu Mamangam 2016 date – Machattu Thiruvanikavu Temple Festival

Machattu Thiruvanikavu Temple is located at Vadakancherry in Thrissur district in Kerala. The annual festival or utsavam observed here is known as Machattu Mamangam. The five-day festival is famous for traditional arts forms and pageantry. Machattu Mamangam 2016 date is February 23.

Machattu Thiruvanikavu Temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti.

Mamangam is observed in Kumbham month and it is a five day festival.

The main procession of Machattu Mamangam is held on the final day. In theprocession, richly decorated effigies of horses called kuthirakolams are ceremoniously brought to the temple by the devotees as offerings.

These vibrantly adorned effigies are welcomed by the people with cheers.

Caparisoned elephants accompanied by chendamelam converge at the temple courtyard in the evening, unfolding an extravagant spectacle.