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Mannalur Chirathura Bhagavathi Temple – Manjaloor Kummatti Festival

Mannalur Chirathura Bhagavathi Temple is located at Mannalur (Manjalur or Manjaloor) in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple is famous for the annual Manjaloor Kummatti festival held in Kumbha Masam (March). The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi.

Bhagavathi is worshipped in a Chathura sreekovil and the shrine is surrounded by paddy fields. The temple has a shrine of upa devata.

The important rituals during the annual festival include parachoriyal, eduvedi (ഈടുവെടി), procession with panchavadyam, caparisoned elephants, andikoothu, velavadhyam and vandivesham. Pandi melam is performed in the temple during the occasion. Pottivela and Valiyavela are the other festivities.

 The shrine also observes important Goddess Bhagavathi festivals like Navratri and Thrikarthika.