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Arekkavu Bhagavathi Temple – Kalavela Festival - Thalappoli

Arekkavu Bhagavathi temple is located at Arekkavu near Chalavara – Cherpulassery in Palakkad district, Kerala. This is small shrine dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual Kalavela festival in the temple is held in Makaram month (January - February). The Thalappoli festival is held on the next day of Kalavela.

Tastefully decorated effigies of Kala (ox) are taken in procession to the temple on the occasion. Melam and caparisoned elephants too are part of the annual festival.

The temple has a small sanctum or sreekovil with a murti of Goddess Devi. There are a few upa devatas.

The temple also observes Ramayana Masam, Navratri and Thrikarthika festival.

The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Mithuna Masam (June - July).