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Olavanna Palakurumba Bhagavathi Temple – Festival

Olavanna Palakurumba Bhagavathi temple is located at Olavanna in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual festival in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam (February – March). The annual festival is famous for Thalappoli and Vela. The vela festival is also held again on Meena Bharani day (March - April).

The temple has a chathura sreekovil with the main deity. There are shrines of upa devatas including Kshetrapalan.

The temple has a sacred grove spread across a semi-circle in the hilltop around the Bhagavathi temple in about 3 hectares of area.

The annual festival in the temple is famous for various traditional pujas and rituals performed in Kavu (s) in North Kerala. Vellattam, Thira, and kalasham ezhu nellikkal are part of the festivities.