Muthuthala Maha Ganapathi Temple is located at Muthuthala in Palakkad District, Kerala. The temple is located around 8 km from Pattambi. The shrine is dedicated to Ganapati and the Thalappoli ritual is observed in Malayalam Makaram month. Muthuthala Ganapathi Temple Thalappoli 2016 date is February 12.
Thalappoli is a unique ritual in Kerala. In the ritual, women and young girls carry thalam (plate) in their hands. Thalam is filled with rice, flowers and a lighted lamp. It is a symbol of prosperity.
In some temples, only unmarried girls are allowed to take Thalappoli.
The temple is decorated with plantain, tender coconut, coconut leaves and lamps for the occasion.