The centuries-old Vamanamoorthy temple at Thrikkakara, near Ernakulam, is noted for its extravagant celebrations during the Onam season.
This is the only temple dedicated to Vamana - one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu - who in the guise of a Brahmin boy ended the glorious rule of King Mahabali. The temple has inscriptions from the 10th to the 13th century.
Thiruvonamahotsavam celebrated here is noted for its unique festivities and revelries. Many special rituals and rites are performed during this time of the year in the temple.
Annually the church witnesses the participation of a large number of people from around the globe.
Thousands of devotees immersed in prayers carrying wooden crosses of different sizes and ambling up a hill; a whole village getting decked up and readying itself to welcome these pilgrims.
Once a year, the River Pamba gets enlivened as an elaborately decorated snake boat glides across its placid waters bearing the provisions for a grand feast
Pooram Purappadu, Uthram Vilakku and Vrischika Ekadasi are the popular festivals
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Originating from the Bhadrakali cult, Mudiyettu recently found a place in UNESCO's Representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.