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Vithura Deviyode Sri Bhadrakali Temple Festival

Deviyode Sri Bhadrakali Temple is located at Vithura in Thiruvananthapuram District in Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Mother Goddess who is worshipped in the form of Bhadrakali. The annual festival or utsavam in the temple is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Vithura Deviyode Sri Bhadrakali Temple Festival beginning date is March 4.

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

Melam, caparisoned elephants, fireworks are part of the festivities. Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

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

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.