Varavoor Palakkal Bhagavathi Temple is located around 11 km from Wadakkanchery in Thrissur District. The annual Vela festival in the shrine is observed on Kartika Nakshatram day in Kumbham month as per traditional Malayalam calendar. Varavoor Palakkal Bhagavathi Temple Kartika Vela festival 2016 date is February 15.
Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, is performed as part of the ritual.
Caparisoned elephants and Kavadi are part of the festivities.
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.