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Peringanadu Trichenda Mangalam Mahadeva Temple Festival

Peringanadu Trichenda Mangalam Mahadeva Temple is located in Pathanamthitta District in Kerala and is around 4 km from Adoor. The temple utsavam or annual festival is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. The main highlight of the festival is the kettukala. The festival begins the day after Mahashivratri day. 

The famous Jett Ulsavam 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.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals and offerings.

Thousands of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period. Caparisoned elephants, fireworks and melam are the other highlights of the annual festival.

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

The festival ends with arattu.