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Ezhumattoor Elam Mahadeva Temple Festival

Ezhumattoor Elam Mahadeva Temple is located in Pathanamthita district in Kerala. The temple is located around 13 km from Ranni. The annual festival is observed in Malayalam Makaram month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Kerala. The festival is noted for unique rituals and festivities and attracts scores of devotees. Thiruvankulam Mahadeva Temple Festival 2016 date is February 9 to February 18. The festival ends with Arattu.

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.