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Elikkulam Bhagavathy Temple – Festival

Elikkulam Bhagavathy temple is located at Elikulam near Pala in Kottayam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual festival in the temple coincides with the Meena Bharani day in Meena Masam (March - April).

This is traditional temple with a chathura sreekovil of Bhagavathi. The shrine has upadevata temples, nalambalam, and namaskara mandapam.

The annual festival, which begins with kodiyettam, is noted for Tantric pujas and rituals. Procession, caparisoned elephants ezhunnallathu, huge effigies of characters from Hindu puranas and epics and melam are part of the festival. The festival concludes with arattu procession.

The shrine observes Navratri, Ashtami, Navami, Vidyarambham and Vrischikam Chirappu mahotsavam and Thrikarthika festival.

The annual 30-tham (muppatham) kalabha utsavam in the temple is held on the last day of vrischika masam.