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Alakode Arangam Sree Mahadeva Temple Festival in Kannur District

Arangam Sree Mahadeva Temple is located at Alakode in Kannur District in Kerala. The temple is located around 24 km from Taliparamba. The annual temple festival is observed in Makaram Month. 

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

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.

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

Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

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.