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Cherambatta Kavu Temple Information – Pooram Festival

Cherambatta Kavu temple is located on Kothakurissi-Chalavara road at Ananganadi village in Palakkad district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The darshanam of Cherambatta Kavu Bhagavathy is towards north.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Rakshas, Kshetrapalan and Nagarajavu. The annual festival in the temple begins on Chothi nakshatra in Meena month (March - April). Arattu is performed on the fifth day from Chothi nakshatra.

The famous Cherambatta Kavu Pooram festival is held on the sixth day from Chothi nakshatra in Meenam month. Nearly 50 elephants participate in the pooram festival.

This is a small shrine with a Chathura sreekovil covered in panchaloham. There is a Kodimaram (flagpole).

The annual festival is famous for caparisoned elephants, panchavadyam, pandimelam, ezhunellippu, tantric pujas and rituals. Kala vela (twin ox effigy is pulled to the temple as part of the festival). Tall decorated structures with sculptures of Devi is carried to the temple. Traditional performing art forms of Kerala, tableau, heavily decorated characters from Hindu scriptures, thira and poothan and procession are part of the annual festival.