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Minaloor Pooram – Sree Kuttiyankavu Bhagavathy Temple Pooram Festival at Minalur near Thrissur

Minaloor Pooram is observed at the Sree Kuttiyankavu Bhagavathy Temple at Minalur near Thrissur in Kerala. Sree Kuttiyankavu Bhagavathy Temple is located around 12 km from Thrissur town. The annual festival in the shrine is observed in Malayalam Makaram month. The rituals and festivities attracts scores of devotees. Minaloor Sree Kuttiyankavu Bhagavathy Temple Pooram 2016 date is February 13.

Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, is performed as part of the ritual.

Another highlight is caparisoned elephants. The pooram is also noted for fireworks display.

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.

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.

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