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Kalamboor Kavu Devi Temple – Pana Festival

Kalamboor Kavu Devi temple is located at Kalampoor near Piravom in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The annual festival in Kalamboorkavu is famous as the Pana Mahotsavam and is held in Malayalam Meena Masam (March – April). Meena Bharani is another important festival date in the temple.

First day of the festival is known as Ariyeru, there is a traditional supper for devotees at night after temple pujas and rituals. The second day is known as Cheriya Pana and third day the most important Valiya Pana festival. On the day boats arrive at the temple from Velloor and Mulakulam regions with big wooden statues of Bhima and Garuda with thappu melam and chenda melam. Pana Kanji (rice gruel or porridge) is served along with Chakka Puzhukku on the day to all devotees.

On the day at night Panakar and elephant carrying Thidambu of Bhagavathi moves to Pana nada for the Pana ezhunallippu.

Darika and Garudam Thookam rituals are held on the day after Valiya Pana festival.

The annual festival is also famous for Panchavadyam, Pandi Melam, traditional performing art forms of Kerala and various other rituals and pujas.

The temple is located on the banks of the Muvattupuzha River. The traditional Kerala style temple has a chathura sreekovil, namaskara mandapam, chuttambalam, kodimaram and shrines of upa devatas.

Mudiyettu festival in the temple is held in Dhanu Masam.