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Vadayar Elamkavu Devi Temple Festival near Vaikom – Vadayar Elamkavu Devi Temple Utsavam

Vadayar Elamkavu Devi Temple is located at Vadayar in Kottayam District in Kerala. The annual festival or utsavam in the shrine is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy or Devi in a fierce form. The shrine is located around 9 km from Vaikom. Vadayar Elamkavu Devi Temple Festival 2016 beginning date is February 17. The festival ends with arattu on February 24, 2016.

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

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights for the occasion.

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

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

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.