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Koodalmanikyam Temple Festival – Utsavam – Thriputhari - Mukkudi

Koodalmanikyam Bharatha Temple at Irinjalakuda is dedicated to Bharatha, the second brother of Bhagavan Sri Rama of Ramayana. The annual festival in the temple is held in Medam Masam. Koodalmanikyam Temple utsavam 2024 date is April 21 to May 1. The 11-day festival is held in such a manner that it ends on the Thiruvonam nakshatra day in Meda Masam. Thriputhari or Mukkudi in October or November is a major event in the temple.

Koodalmanikyam temple festival usually begins on the day after the world famous Thrissur pooram. The temple is famous for Kerala temple art performance by world renowned artists.

Brahma Kalasam strictly following the Vedic and Tantric rituals are offered on 11 days of the festival.

The festival is also famous for caparisoned elephants, melam, traditional temple art forms and pujas and rituals.

The festival begins with Kodiyettam. Adhivasa homam, kumesha karkkari puja and parikalasha puja are held in the morning on the day. Ethruthu puja, Kalashabhishekangal and Acharya Vaaranam are held on the day.

Meezhav occhapeduthal, suthradaran koothu and nangiarkoothu are held on the evening of the first day.

Kodipurathu vilakku is held on the next day. Valiya pani, sree bhootha bali, mathrkkal bali tharpanam, purathekku ezhunellippu, and pallivetta are some of the important rituals held during the festival.

Pallivetta is held a day before arattu procession.

The festival ends with Arattu procession on the final day.

The annual prathishta dinam in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam. Ayyankavu Thalappoli is held in Meena Masam. Thrikettu Vechu namaskaram is held in Edava Masam. Illam nira is held in Karkidaka Masam.

Thriputhari on the Thiruvonam day in the month of Thulam (October-November) is an important occasion in Koodalmanikyam temple. It is a day of feasting when the newly harvested rice is first cooked and offered to deity and then is shared with devotees.

The day after the feast, there is a special offering called Mukkudi, which is considered to be a divine medicine for all ailments. Mukkudi is an Ayurvedic mixture, the formula of which being prescribed by Kuttancherry Mooss, one of the Ashtavaidyas.

Mahashivratri is also observed in the temple.