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Koodalmanikyam Temple or Kudal Manikkam Temple or Koodalmanikkam Temple is located in Irinjalakuda, Thrissur, Kerala. The main idol worshippped here is of Bharatha, brother of Rama. The Utsavam or festival here starts one day after the famous Thrissur Pooram festival and lasts for 11 days. Each day of the festival, Seeveli is held twice, once in the morning and once at night, accompanied by Panchari melam. Seventeen elephants take part – two baby elephants are included in the procession, one standing on each side of the main elephant carrying the deity. The Netti pattam of seven elephants are made of gold while the rest are made of silver. Here are some of the photos shot during 23rd April 2016.

Koodalmanikyam Temple Utsavam

Koodalmanikyam Temple Utsavam

Koodalmanikyam Temple Utsavam

Koodalmanikyam Temple Utsavam

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Arattupuzha Tharakkal Pooram is celebrated the day before the main pooram, on this day Sasthavu comes out with a procession of 9 elephants accompanied by pandi melam. Also Thottippal Bhagavathy with 3 elephants and pancha vadyam and Oorakathamma also with 3 elephants will be present.

Arattupuzha Tharakkal Pooram

Arattupuzha Tharakkal Pooram

Arattupuzha Tharakkal Pooram

Arattupuzha Tharakkal Pooram

Arattupuzha Tharakkal Pooram

Arattupuzha Tharakkal Pooram

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