Varanad Devi Temple Annual Festival



Varanad Devi Temple is located at Varanad near Cherthala in Allapuzha District, Kerala. The temple is located around 5 km from Cherthala. The annual festival or utsavam in the temple is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Jagadambika. Varanad Devi Temple annual festival 2016 beginning date is February 29.

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

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 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.