Valavanadu Devi Temple Festival – Valavanadu Puthenkavu Devi Temple Annual Festival



Valavanadu Puthenkavu Devi Temple is located at Valavanadu near Mararikulam in Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual festival is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Valavanadu Devi Temple annual festival 2016 beginning date is February 13. The main festival date is February 23. The festival ends with Arattu on February 24, 2016.

Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, are performed as part of the festival. Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

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.

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.