Puthukulangara Sri Bhadrakali Temple Festival and Kuttiyottam at Nedumangad – Puthukulangara Sri Bhadrakali Temple Utsavam
Puthukulangara Sri Bhadrakali Temple is located at Nedumangad in Trivandrum District in Kerala. The annual festival or utsavam in the shrine is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The shrine is located around 6 km from Nedumangad. Puthukulangara Sri Bhadrakali Temple Festival beginning date is February 17, 2016. The famous Kuthiyottam ritual in 2016 on February 26.
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.