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Kothala Elamkavu Devi Temple Near Pampady - Festival

Kothala Elamkavu Devi temple is located at Kothala near Pampady in Kottayam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual festival in the temple is observed in Makaram month (January – February) with kodiyettam. Kumbha Bharani is another important festival here.

This is a typical Kerala style temple with chuttambalam, kodimaram, balikallu and upa devatas. The shrine has a square sanctum sanctorum or vatta sreekovil with an impressive murti of Devi.

The annual festival in the temple is famous for caparisoned elephants, melam, traditional temple art forms and colorful processions.

Attuvela Mahotsavam – Water Festival

Attuvela Mahotsavam or water festival is held on Aswathy and Bharani nakshatra day in Meena Masam (March – April).

According to legend, the festival is a welcome ceremony for the Goddess of Kodungalloor, who comes to visit her sister, the Goddess of Elamkavu. During the two-day Attuvela, beautifully illuminated canoes, carrying a huge replica of the temple, sail down the waters accompanied by hordes of colorfully decorated small canoes and temple percussion music. The procession of canoes starts from the Attuvela Kadavu, 2 km away from the temple.

The shrine observes the annual Sri Krishna Jayanti – Gokulashtami festival in Chinga Masam with procession and other traditional festivities.