Manapullikavu Vela Festival of Kerala
Name of Festival : Manappullikavu Vela Festival
Time of celebration (Month)
Manapullikavu Vela Festival is celebrated in the last week of February and first week of March based on the Malayalam Calendar year.
Major Territory of Celebration
Manappullikavu Vela Festival is celebrated in Palakkad district of Kerala India
Worship in Festival
In this festival people worship in the Bhagavathy Temple
Manappullikavu Vela is a major festival and celebrated every year at the Manappullikkavu Bhagavathy Temple. Manapullikavu temple is situated in Palakkad district of Kerala.It is believed that the temple is about 1200 years old.Manapullikavu Temple is different temple by other Bhagavathy Temples in rites and rituals.Festival start with ‘Kodiyettam’ (flag hoisting on a bamboo pole) that is known as Vela After ‘Kodiyettam’ a week full of pooja ceremonies and evenings with colourful cultural programmes. End day is called the ‘Manapullikavu Vela’. Manay devotees from various parts of Kerala and other southern states of India come here for worshipping Bhagavathy on this occasions.
‘Chaandh Abishekam’, is one of the important pooja during this festival.In the evening ‘Vedikettu’ (Firework) is also another important event of this festival.