The Malanada Ketukazhcha is is a unique annual festival that attracts thousands of devotees from all over the places. The festival is one of the major occasions of the region and is quiet a popular one for the whole of the stat and to the neighboring ones as well. The uniqueness of the festival lies in the fact that the temple which is the official stage for the occasion is the one for Duryodhana, who according to the great epic Mahabharata was one of the antagonist cousins of Pandavas who incidentally were the heroes of the epic.
Time for celebrating the Malanada Ketukazhcha Festival
The celebration time at the Poruvazhi Malanada Temple in Adoor at Kollam district arrives during the month of March with the one day celebration marked by huge celebrations and a gathering which is truly staggering. The best time of visiting Kerala is the time of the celebration when the visitors will get an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the place along with the celebrations.
Description of the Malanada Ketukazhcha Festival in Kerala
Come the month of March and Adoor in Kollam district in Kerala gets geared up for the Malanada Ketukazhcha, one of the best known Fairs and Festivals of Kerala. The festival is a unique in the reason that people celebrate for the cause of Duryodhana, one of the antagonist cousins of Pandavas from the epic of Mahabharata. The festival is a one day affair which includes various folk art performances along with the famed colorful processions called Kettukazhcha procession along with Kaala Vela. The main offering at the temple is Toddy. The procession is also accompanied with the motifs of bulls and horses along with the decorative carts as well.