Muthukulam Pandavarkavu Temple is located in Alappuzha district and the shrine is around 10 km from Haripad town. The annual festival, or utsavam, in the temple is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga and the murti was installed by Kunti, mother of Pandavas. Muthukulam Pandavarkavu Temple Annual Festival 2016 beginning date is February 21. Arattu is on March 1, 2016.
Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.
The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights for the occasion.
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.