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Kandiyoor Mahadeva Temple Festival near Mavelikara

Kandiyoor Mahadeva Temple Festival is located at Mavelikara in Allappuzha District in Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is observed in Dhanu month. Kandiyoor Mahadeva Temple festival 2017 date is from January 2. The shrine is located 2 km from Mavelikara town and around 10 km from Harippad.

The festival in 2017 begins on Avittam Nakshtram in Dhanu masam and the Malayalam date is Dhanu 18.

The annual festival in the temple is organized in such a way that it ends on the Thiruvathira Nakshatram day in Dhanu Month.

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

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

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

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

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.