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Panjal Ayyappankavu Temple – Festival

Panjal Ayyappankavu temple is located at Panjal in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Ayyappa or Sastha. The uthram nakshatra day in Meena Masam is an important festival in the temple.

This is a traditional Kerala style temple with Anapalla sreekovil (backside of an elephant), chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam, pond and shrines of upa devatas. The temple is surrounded by paddy fields and there is a big peepal tree in the premises. Nearly a dozen elephants participate in the pooram festival here.

The annual festival in the temple is famous for thidambu ezhunnallathu, caparisoned elephants, procession, traditional temple art forms of Kerala and panchavadyam.

Mandala Makaravilakku (November to January) is an important occasion in the temple.