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Ayilakkad Ayyappa Temple Festival near Ponnani - Thalappoli Festival

Ayilakkad Ayyappa Temple is located at Ayilakkad village near Ponnani, Malappuram District in Kerala. The annual temple festival begins in Makaram Month. Ayilakkad Ayyappa Temple festival 2016 date is January 20. The shrine is located around 5 km from Edappal. The Thalappoli festival is observed on January 30, 2016.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

Ayilakkad Ayyappa Temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

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.