Vadakurumba Temple is located at Thiroor in Thrissur District in Kerala. The shrine is located around 8 km north of Thrissur town. The annual Vela festival is observed in Kumbham month. Thiroor Vadakurumba Bhagavathy Temple Revathi Vela 2016 date is March 11. The annual festival is observed for three days. Ashwathy Vela will be observed on March 12 and Bharani Vela will be observed on March 13, 2016.
Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, is performed as part of the Vela. It attracts thousands of melam enthusiasts.
Caparisoned elephants, performing arts, and fireworks are part of the festival.
Vela is the celebration in certain temples in Thrissur and Palakkad District of Kerala after harvest season.
The utsava murti, or Thidambu, of Thiroor Vadakurumba Temple is taken atop a caparisoned elephant during the evening puja to the accompaniment of traditional temple music.