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The Attuvela Mahotsavam is a magnificent water carnival. Legend says, it is the welcome ritual for the Goddess of Kodungalloor who comes to visit the Goddess of Elamkavu (her sister). The Attuvela Mahotsavam festival is celebrated in 'Meenam' month of Malyalam calendar or in the month corresponds to March-April according to the Gregorian calendar. This celebration of this festival continues for 2 days.
Attuvela Mahotsavam Date:
Attuvela Mahotsavam 2017- March 30
This festival is associated with the Elankavu Bhagavathy temple, sited at Vadayar village 3 Km far from Vaikom, of Kottayam district in Kerala. The Goddess Bhagavathy is the presiding deity in this small temple, who is believed to be a powerful goddess of this specific region and is worshipped with immense admiration. The temple is colourfully decorated with fresh flowers.
During the 2-day Attuvela, beautifully lightened canoes, carrying a replica of the temple, sail down the waters accompanied by several beautifully decorated small canoes accompanied with traditional music. This water procession commences from the Attuvela Kadavu, 2 km away from Elankavu Bhagavathy temple. During Attuvela Mahotsavam festival the whole area erupts in celebration.
This is a majestic sight for the tourists or visitors. All this brings alive the rich tradition and culture of this beautiful land of the Deities. The Attuvela Mahotsavam festival holds great importance in the life of the locals. Hence, it is celebrated with passion and great devotion.
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