Pariyanampetta Pooram

6:55 AM / Posted by li i /

Venue: Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple, Kattukulam (15km from Ottapalam), Palakkad district.

A seven-day annual festival is celebrated at the Pariyanampetta temple dedicated to Bhagavathy or the Goddess. Pooram, the concluding day of the festival, is marked by a ceremonial procession of 21 elephants.

Kalamezhuthu Pattu (the ritual drawing of the goddess's image on the floor, accompanied by a song) is performed on all the festival days. Religious and folk arts like Kaalavela (bull motif spectacle) and Kuthiravela (horse motif spectacle), Poothanum thirayum etc accompany the procession on the concluding day.

The cultural fare during the festival includes Kathakali and Chakyarkoothu. The ancient folk art of shadow puppetry called Tholpavakoothu, is performed at night on all festival days

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