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Kollengode Pulikode Ayyappankavu Temple – Arattu Festival – Information

Kollengode Pulikode Ayyappankavu temple is located at Kollengode in Palakkad district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Ayyappa. The famous Kollengode Pulikode Ayyappankavu temple arattu festival is held in Dhanu Masam (Dhanu 21) – corresponding period in Gregorian calendar is January 5.

The annual festival is noted for unique Ayyappa temple rituals and special pujas. Traditional Kerala temple art forms are presented during the festival. The arattu festival is famous for caparisoned elephants and traditional temple percussion of pandi melam and panchari melam.

The thidambu of Ayyappa is carried atop a caparisoned elephant during the annual festival.