Sri Kunniradathu Malanada Dushala Temple Malakuda festival is observed in Kumbham month. The shrine is dedicated to Dushala of Mahabharata. The annual festival is noted for its unique rituals, traditions and pageantry. Sri Kunniradathu Dushala Temple malakuda festival 2016 date is February 21.
The festival is famous for Kettukazhcha – a ritual in which shapes of horse, ox (Eduppu Kala and Eduppu Kuthira) and other pageantry are carried to the shrine.
Hundreds of devotees participate in the ritual and festivities.
The shrine is traditionally decorated with leaves, coconut fronds, lamps, lights and other flowers.