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Thrichattukulam Mahadeva Temple Festival near Cherthala

Thrichattukulam Mahadeva Temple is located near Cherthala in Alappuzha District in Kerala. The temple is located around 2 km from Cherthala town in Thrichattukulam area. The shrine is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The 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 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.

The annual 8-day festival is observed in such a way that it ends with Arattu on the Thiruvathira Nakshatra day in Makaram month.