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Nooranad Padanilam Temple Festival and Kettukazhcha

Nooranad Padanilam Temple is located in Alappuzha district and is around 18 km from Kayamkulam and around 12 km from Adoor. The most famous festival or utsavam in the temple is the Kettukazhcha or Kettulsavam observed on the Shivratri day. Nooranad Padanilam Temple Festival and Kettukazhcha 2017 date is February 24.

In the morning on the day, special Kavadiyattam is observed and it is dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya.

The famous Kettulsavam or Kettukazhcha is observed in the evening. In the ritual, tall, colorful effigies of bulls (symbolically representing Nandi, the vehicle of Shiva) arrive at the shrine. 13 different areas of the region bring their bulls to the shrine on the day. The effigies are pulled on wooden chariot.