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Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu This mosque, 25 km from Kochi, is believed to have been built as a memorial to Sheikh Fariduddin. The festival of 'Kodikuthu' commences on January 13 & 14 this year Kanjiramattom
13 & 14 Jan 2008
Arthunkal Perunnal The highlights of the concluding day of this 10-day festival include a ritual offering in which devotees crawl on their knees all the way from the nearby beach to the church and a ceremonial procession is held from the church to the beach St. Sebastian's Church Arthunkal, Alappuzha 20 Jan 2008
Adoor Gajamela Gajamela, elephant processions on the concluding day is the highlight of the ten-day annual festival at Sree Parthasarathy temple here. Parthasarathy
28 Jan 2008
Thaipooya Mahotsavam, Harippad The Harippad temple dedicated to Lord Subramanya is one of the oldest and most famous temples in Kerala. Sree Subramanya Swamy Temple, Harippad,Alappuzha 01 Feb 2008
Thaipooya Mahotsavam, Koorkancherry Thaippooya Mahotsavam is a one-day festival dedicated to Lord Subramanya, the eldest son of Lord Siva and goddess Parvathi. Koorkancherry Sree Maheswara Temple, Thrissur district. 01 Feb 2008
Pattambi Nercha Pattambi Nercha is a festival held in memory of Aloor Valiya Pookunjikoya Thangal, a Muslim saint of Malabar. Pattambi Mosque,Pattambi, Palakkad district 04 Feb 2008
Pariyanampetta Pooram Annual seven day Pooram at Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple, Kattukulam 40 km from Palakkad Pariyanampatta Bhagavathy
Temple Kattukulam,
19 Feb 2008
Machattu Mamangam The temple, dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy, celebrates the famous Machattuvela festival with great pomp, pageantry and splendour for five days. The main ritual is on the concluding day. Machattu Thiruvanikavu Temple, Vadakkancherry, Thrissur district 20 Feb 2008
Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam The Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam festival which showcases most of the major Theyyams is a fascinating event. Kuttikkol Thampuratty Bhagavathy Temple at Kuttikkol near Erinhipuzha, Kasaragod 22 Feb 2008
Chettikulangara Bharani Chettikulangara temple, located near Mavelikkara in Alappuzha district is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The main festival of the temple Kumbha Bharani falls in the Bharani asterism of the Malayalam month of Kumbham (February/March). Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, Alappuzha district. 23 Feb 2008
Uthralikavu Pooram The annual festival at the Sree Ruthira Mahakaalikavu Temple, dedicated to Goddess Kali, is the most famous event in the region and is called the Uthralikavu Pooram. Sree Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple, Paruthipra, Vadakkancherry, Thrissur district. 27 Feb 2008
Attukal Pongala

Pongala is the annual festival celebrated at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.Right from the previous night, thousands of women devotees assemble in the temple premises and on either side of the roads leading to the shrine to perform the Pongala.

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple
03 Mar 2008
Chinakkathoor Pooram The highlight of the daylong pooram at the Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple is a grand procession of 33 gaily caparisoned elephants in the evening. Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple, Palappuram, Palakkad district. 03 Mar 2008
Parippally Gajamela This festival is dedicated to Bhadrakali - the Goddess in her most fierce form. Kodimoottil Bhagavathy Temple, Parippally, Kollam district. 04 Mar 2008
Thirunakkara Arattu The annual 10-day festival at the Thirunakkara Temple draws to a close with the Arattu ceremony. Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Kottayam district. 15 to 24 Mar 2008
Attuvela Mahotsavam The Attuvela Mahotsavam is a water carnival. According to legend, it is the welcome ceremony for the Goddess of Kodungalloor who comes to visit her sister, the Goddess of Elamkavu. Elankavu Bhagavathy Temple, Vadayar 21 Mar 2008
Kodungalloor Bharani The Goddess Bhagavathy is the presiding deity of the ancient temple here. The Bharani festival, known for its bawdy songs, attracts the largest congregation of Velichappadu (Revealer of Light) or oracles, both men and women, in the State. Kodungalloor Bhagavathy Temple, Kodungalloor, Thrissur district 22 Mar 2008
Malanada Kettukazhcha The temple where this festival is held is unique in that it is dedicated to Duryodhana, the enemy of the virtuous Pandavas, heroes of the epic Mahabharata. Poruvazhi Malanada Temple, Adoor, Kollam district. 24 Mar 2008
Othara Padayani The most impressive sight at this annual festival is the Bhairavai Kolam made of 1001 painted arecanut fronds, which makes its appearance on the last day. Puthukulangara Devi Temple, Othara, Pathanamthitta district. 26 Mar 2008
Arattupuzha Pooram The Arattupuzha Temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa is located at Arattupuzha in Thrissur district. The annual festival of the temple, the Pooram is noted for the presence of several caparisoned elephants. Arattupuzha Temple,Thrissur district. 31 Mar 2008
Nenmara Vallangi Vela Nenmara Vallangi Vela is the annual twenty one day festival at Nellikulangara Bhagavathy temple in Palakkad. The festival is jointly celebrated by the two neighbouring villages Nenmara and Vallangi Nellikulangara Bhagavathy
Temple Nenmara,
03 Apr 2008
Kadammanitta Padayani Kadammanitta is famous for the Padayani performance at the Devi temple. The Padayani the ritual offering to the mother goddess is a burst of colour, energy and passionate devotion. Kadammanitta Devi Temple, Pathanamthitta district 14 to 21 Apr 2008
Thrissur Pooram Thrissur is best known for its mammoth 'Pooram' festival held in the Malayalam month of Medam. Thekkinkadu
27 Apr 2008
Edathua Perunnal The Edathua Church, established in 1810, is a massive shrine on the banks of river Pamba and dedicated to St. George.Devotees from all parts of the state attend the feast. St. George's Church, Edathua, Alappuzha district 27 Apr to 07 May 2008
Champakulam Boat Race

The boat race season of Kerala begins with the Champakulam Vallamkali or boat race, one of the most popular boat races of the State. Champakulam, Alappuzha district. 30 Jun 2008
Nehru Trophy Boat Race

The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is the greatest event on the backwaters of Kerala. The race is held on the second Saturday of August every year. Punnamada Backwaters, Alappuzha district. 11 Aug 2008
Thripunithura Athachamayam The 10-day harvest festival of Onam is the most eagerly awaited festival of Kerala. For a taste of the spectacular events held across the State to mark the beginning of Onam, known as the Athachamayam, we recommend Thripunithura in Kochi. Thripunithura, Kochi, Ernakulam district. 17 Aug 2008
Onam Kerala in late August is a dream! Nature in full bloom, festivity in the air, happy people and lots of fun! This is the time of the Onam festival, the festival that every Keralite calls his own. All over Kerala. 26 to 29 Aug 2008
Payippad Boat Race Watch the exciting spectacle of the Payippad Boat Race set the Payippad river afire. Conducted annually at Payippadu, en-route to Harippad. Payippad, Alappuzha 29 Aug 2008
Pulikali Pulikali is a popular folk art performed during the Onam season. In Pulikali a group of performers paint their whole body in the likeness of tigers and wear tiger mask. They prance about,dance and move like tigers. Swaraj Round ,
29 Aug 2008
Aranmula Boat Race

The Aranmula Vallamkali is held during the Onam season. The regatta, celebrated as a grand social event today, has a religious origin. River Pampa, Aranmula, Chengannur 30 Aug 2008
Manarcad Perunnal Known as Ettunombu Perunal (literally the eight day prayer and fasting), this is the feast of Immaculate Conception celebrated by the Christian community of Kerala from 1st to 8th September. St.Mary's Church Manarcad,
01 to 08 Sep 2008
Neelamperoor Padayani Neelamperoor Padayani is held at the premises of the beautiful temple of Goddess Bhagavathy at Neelamperoor near Kottayam. Palli Bhagavathy Temple at Neelamperoor (Alappuzha district), 16 km away from Kottayam 11 Sep 2008
Parumala Perunnal The annual Perunnal or feast at the Parumala Church in Thiruvalla is to commemorate the death anniversary of Bishop Mar Gregorios Metropolitan, the declared saint of the Malankara Orthodox Church of Kerala. Parumala Church, Pathanamthitta district. 02 Nov 2008
Kalpathy Ratholsavam The Kalpathy Ratholsavam is held at the Sree Vishwanathaswamy Temple, Kalpathy, near Palakkad. The shrine believed to be over 700 years old is dedicated to Lord 'Viswanatha' (Lord Siva). Sree Vishwanatha
swamy Temple, Kalpathy, near
14 to 16 Nov 2008
Vaikathashtami The twelve-day festival of the temple is celebrated with classical dance and music performances. The Ashtami festivities are on the twelfth day. Cultural fare includes classical music and night-long Kathakali performances on eighth and ninth days. It is believed that Parasurama, the mythical founder of Kerala, built this temple. Mahadeva Temple
Vaikom, Kottayam
18 Nov 2008
Theyyam at Perumthitta The Perumthitta Theyyam, at which most of the Theyyam forms are on display, is a truly grand affair. Perumthitta Tharavad, Kottamkuzhy, near Chandrapuram,Kasaragod District 07 to 16 Dec 2008
Christmas The festival of universal love is here again. Christmas, which is more than a festival is the solemn occasion to remember Jesus, his life and ultimate sacrifice and his message of compassion and brotherhood. All over Kerala 25 Dec 2008
Theyyam at Kanathoor An array of theyyams, the fascinating dance form of Kannur, including Chamundi theyyam, Vishnumoorthy theyyam and so on are presented at this festival Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothasthanam 28 Dec 2008         to 01 Jan 2009
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