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Thrikkadiri Thiruvalayanadu Bhagavathy Temple – Festival

Thrikkadiri Thiruvalayanadu Bhagavathy temple is located at Thrikkadiri in Palakkad district, Kerala. This small and beautiful temple is dedicated to Goddess Devi or Bhagavathy. The annual Prathishta dinam and Thalappoli festival is held in Makaram month.

The temple is complete with a sreekovil, chuttambalam and kodimaram.

The annual Thalappoli festival is famous for Vela. Nearly seven elephants carry the thidambu on the day. The caparisoned elephants line up on the day and there is the famous melam. The annual festival in some years is noted for aanayoottu or elephant feeding.

Koora Vallikal and Punyahadi rituals are part of the annual festival.

The other important festivals in the temple are Navratri and Thrikarthika festival.