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Thonnakkal Idayavanathu Bhagavathy Temple Kartika Festival

Thonnakkal Idayavanathu Bhagavathy Temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram District in Kerala and is around 18 km from Thiruvananthapuram town. The annual festival or Utsavam in the temple is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month on Kartika Nakshatram day. The shrine is dedicated to Mother Goddess Bhagavathy. Thonnakkal Idayavanathu Bhagavathy Temple festival 2016 date is March 7. The festival ends on March 14, 2016.

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.

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

The festival ends with arattu.