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Mangalam Pulloonikkavu Temple – Vela Festival

Mangalam Pulloonikkavu temple, also known as Pullooni Kavu, is located at Mangalam in Malappuram district, Kerala. The annual pratishta festival is held in Makara Masam (February – March). The shrine is famous for annual Pulloonikkavu Vela festival held on the first Tuesday in March. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy.

The temple is located amidst natural surroundings. The shrine has a square sanctum sanctorum – chathura sreekovil.

The vela festival is noted for various veshams and colorful processions. The festival is famous for Kala Vela – huge effigies of ox. The temple performs one of the most famous fireworks in the region.