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Malanada Ketukazhcha Festival

(Last Updated 01 Feb, 2023)

  • Dates :

    24/03/2023 - 24/03/2023

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The Malanada Ketukazhcha is a unique annual festival that attracts thousands of devotees from all over the place. The festival is one of the significant occasions in the region and is quite a popular one for the whole of the state and the neighboring ones. The festival's uniqueness 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 the Pandavas, who, incidentally, were the heroes of the epic.

Why is the Malanada Kettukazhcha Festival special?

Adoor in the Kollam district in Kerala gets geared up for the Malanada Ketukazhcha, one of Kerala's best-known fairs and festivals. The festival is unique because people celebrate for the sake of Duryodhana, one of the antagonist cousins of the Pandavas from the epic of Mahabharata. The festival is a one-day affair that includes various folk art performances, the famed colorful processions called the Kettukazhcha procession, and Kaala Vela. The primary offering at the temple is Toddy. The procession is accompanied by the motifs of bulls, horses, and decorative carts.

When is the Malanada Kettukazhcha Festival Celebrated?

The celebration time at the Poruvazhy Malanada Temple in Adoor in the Kollam district arrives during March, with the one-day celebration marked by huge celebrations and a genuinely staggering gathering. The best time of visiting Kerala is during the festival, when visitors will get an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the place along with the celebrations.

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