Bala Bhadra Temple is located at Njarakkal in Ernakulam District Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Shakti. The festival is noted for unique rituals and festivities and attracts scores of devotees. Njarakkal Bala Bhadra Temple Festival 2016 beginning date is March 10. The festival ends with Arattu.
Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.
Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.
Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.
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.