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Kadavallur Muthy Bhagavthy Temple – Pooram Festival

Kadavallur Muthy Bhagavthy temple is located at Kadavalloor in Thrissur district, Kerala. The annual pooram festival in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam (February – March). The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi.

The Upa Devatas are worshipped in Muthi Bhagavathy temple are Goddess Vishnu Priya, Kalabhairavan, Muthappan, Manapullikavu Bhagavathy. Pujas are performed on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. This is a small temple with a square sanctum or chathura sreekovil.

The annual pooram festival is famous for the participation of nearly a dozen caparisoned elephants. The elephants carry Thidambu, venchamaram and muthukuda to the accompaniment of melam. Floats depicting characters from local folklore, Hindu scriptures and Puranas are part of the festival.

During the festival Komaram or Velichappadu (oracle) move around ferociously scattering turmeric powder all around the temple. This act get frenzy and is performed to the accompaniment of Melam.