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Panamanna Malolma Bhagavathi Temple – Thalappoli Festival

Panamanna Malolma Bhagavathi temple is located at Panamanna in Palakkad district, Kerala. This is small temple with Goddess Bhagavathi as the main deity. The Upa Devata worshipped in the temple is Ayyappa or Sastha. The annual Thalappoli festival in the temple is held in Kumbham month.

The festival is famous for women carrying Thalam or plate with rice, flowers and lamp. Huge effigies of ox are carried to the shrine and this is known as Kala Vela. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the annual festival. The thidambu of Bhagavathy is taken atop the caparisoned elephant along with muthukuda and venchamaram. Procession and display of characters from Hindu epics are an important part of this colorful festival.

The temple has a chatura sreekovil with the bimbham of Bhagavathy. The shrine is complete with small chuttambalam and kodimaram.

The shrine also observes Navratri and Thrikarthika festival.