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Ongallur Thail Maha Ganapathy Temple Annual Festival

Ongallur Thail Maha Ganapathy Temple is located at Ongallur near Pattambi in Kerala. The shrine is around 3 km from Pattambi town. The temple is dedicated to Ganesha. The annual festival in the temple is observed in Kumbham month. In 2016, Ongallur Thail Maha Ganapathy Temple annual festival begins on February 12.

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.