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Thiruvalla Sree Vallabha Temple Annual Festival

Sree Vallabha Temple is a very popular temple in Kerala and is located near Thiruvalla in Kerala. The shrine is around 2 km from Thiruvalla town and is off the Thiruvalla – Mavelikara road. The annual festival is observed in Malayalam Kumbha month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Kerala. The festival is noted for unique rituals and festivities and attracts scores of devotees. Thiruvalla Sree Vallabha Temple Annual Festival beginning date is 2016 date is February 11. The festival ends with Arattu on February 20.

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.