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About thirunakkara festival
Thirunakkara Festival is an annual festival celebrated at Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Kottayam during the months of March-April. The 10-day festival concludes with Arattu ceremony or holy bathing of the deity. Nine caparisoned elephants take part in the colorful Arattu procession. Several cultural programs, folk arts and peacock dance (Mayilattom) are performed in the temple premises. Whole night Kathakali performances by professional artists are organized on the 3rd and 4th days of the festival. Several stalls including exhibition of agricultural and industrial products are held in the festival ground. The festival attracts thousands of people from all over the state.
Name of Fair
Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Thirunakkara, Kottayam
Do and Don't
Do not miss the classical Kathakali art form on the 3rd and 4th night and the folk art forms like Mayilattom, Velakali, etc., performed every evening.