Attuvela Mahotsavam

Type :Traditional
Months : March
Location : Elankavu Bhagavathy Temple, Vaikom, Kottayam

The Attuvela Mahotsavam is takes place in the Kottayam district of Kerala, in the month of March - April Held in the ´Meenam´ month of the Malayalam calendar, this festival centres on the Goddess Bhagavathy who is believed to be a powerful goddess of this region and is worshipped with immense respect.

Picture this- A vibrantly decked up and illuminated replica of a temple drifting across the waters accompanied by an entourage of brilliantly decorated small canoes with the temple percussion music resounding in the background. For those yearning to witness this spectacle head off to Elankavu Bhagavathy Temple during the Attuvela Mahotsavam.

Attuvela Mahotsavam is a water carnival. Legend has it that it represents the welcome ceremony accorded to the Goddess of Kodungalloor who arrives to visit her sister, the Goddess of Elamkavu. The temple has Goddess Bhagavathy as its presiding deity. The cynosure of all eyes during the two-day festival is the huge replica of the temple sailing down the waters. This arresting procession of canoes starts from Attuvela kadavu, 2 km away from the temple.

How to get there

By Air

Cochin International Airport, about 50 km

By Train

Ernakulam, Railway station is 30 km.