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Kadavallur Ekadasi 2023 Date - Kadavallur Sree Rama Temple Festival

Kadavallur Ekadasi is observed annually in Makaram month at the Kadavallur Sree Rama Swami Temple.The shrine is located at Kadavallur in Thrissur District and is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Ram. The temple is around 11 km from Kunnamkulam. Kadavallur Ekadasi 2023 date is February 1.

The annual ten-day festival ends on Pooyam nakshatra in  Medam month. The festival end with Arattu on pooyam nakshatra in Meda masam. 

Kadavallur Ekadasi is observed on the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi day in Makaram month.


Special rituals are observed on the day in this ancient shrine. 

Bhagavan Sree Rama is worshipped in the temple in three forms. In the morning, Bhagavan is worshipped as his form during exile period. At noon while building Rama Sethu bridge to cross to Lanka. This is a fierce form of Sri Rama as he is angry at Varuna the sea god. In the evening, as the King of Ayodhya.

The main offering the temple is Appam and Payasam.

The main murti of Sri Rama worshipped in the temple is nearly six feet along with the Peedam. The deity has four arms and it is believed that it was installed by Ghatotkacha of Mahabharata. The deity faces west.

The Upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Sastha, Shiva and Hanuman sangalpam. 

The famous Veda exam or test known as Kadavallur Annyonam is observed in this temple. 

Another important festival observed in the temple is Sri Rama Navami in malayalam Meenam Month.  

During Mahashivaratri, various performances of classical art forms of Kerala like Kathakali, Chakyar Koothu etc are held at the Koothambalam (traditional theatre) of Kadavallur Sree Rama Temple.