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Kalabham Ritual and Annual Festival Nedumudi Kottaram Sree Bhagavathy Temple

Kalabham Ritual at Nedumudi Kottaram Sree Bhagavathy Temple is observed in Makaram month. Nedumudi Kottaram Temple is located at Nedumudi in Alappuzha District in Kerala. Kartika Pongala 2016 date at Nedumudi Kottaram Sree Bhagavathy Temple is January 19. The annual festival or Utsavam begins on March 10, 2016.

The annual Kalabham ritual observed in Makara Masam attracts hundreds of devotees.

The main ritual involves anointing the murti of Goddess Bhagavathi with Kalabham.

Several other rituals are held on the day.

Witnessing the ritual is considered highly meritorious.

The temple is located around 11 km from Alappuzha.

Nedumudi Kottaram Sree Bhagavathy Temple Annual Festival in Kumbham Month

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.