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Kakkad Ganapathy Temple - Important Ritual - Facts - Festival - Kakkad Mahaganapathi Temple

Kakkad Ganapathy temple, also known as Kakkad Mahaganapathi Temple, is located at Kunnamkulam in Thrissur. The annual festival in the temple is observed for eight days starting from the Thiruvathira nakshatra in Meenam month.

The main deity worshipped in the temple is Ganesha whose trunk is turned left. The Ganapathy in the temple was the upasana murti of Kakkad Karnavar. Kakkad Ganapathy faces east.

Kakkad Ganapathy Temple Festival

The main subsidiary deity here is Vettakkorumakan (Shiva). The temple also has murtis of Navagrahas, Nagas, Dampathirakashas, Durga and Bhadrakali.

The temple is famous for Ganapati Homam. The main offering here is unniappam.

Vettaikaran pattu and offering 1008 coconuts are another specialty in the temple.

The annual festival begins with flag hoisting or kodiyettam on Thiruvathira nakshatra day in Meenam month. Pallivetta is observed on the seventh day of the festival. The festival ends on the eighth day with arattu.

Elephant processions, melam, traditional art forms like Chakyar Koothu, Ottamthullal, dance and bhajans are part of the festival. Thayambaka and keli are performed during the evening on festival days.

The Prathishta dinam in the temple is held in Makaram month.