Mulakkalathukavu Devi Temple Thrikartika Festival

Mulakkalathukavu Devi Temple is located around 6 km from Kilimanoor in Thiruvananthapuram District in Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga and Bhadrakali. The utsavam or annual temple festival in the shrine is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Mulakkalathukavu Devi Temple Thrikartika Festival date in 2016 is February 15.

The festival begins on the Kartika Nakshatram in Kumbham 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.