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Kizhoor Karthyayani Devi Temple Festival – Kizhoor Pooram 2024 - Karthika Mahotsavam

Kizhoor Karthyayani Devi temple is located near Kunnamkulam in Thrissur district, Kerala. Kizhoor Karthyayani Devi temple festival 2024 date is December 13. The annual temple festival is observed on Thrikarthika day in Vrischikam month and is famous as Kizhoor Karthika Pooram Mahotsavam.

Nearly 40 caparisoned elephants participate in the Ezhunellippu on the day. Melam, Nadaswaram and other traditional temple music are part of Kizhoor Karthika Mahotsavam. The important elephants in Kerala participate in the festival.

The temple is lit with thousands of lamp as part of the Thrikarthika festival.

The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Durga. The deity faces east.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Ayyappa and Pazhayannur Bhagavathy.

During ancient times, the satyam chollal of Thalappilly kingdom was held in this temple.