Venue: Machattu Thiruvanikavu Temple
The main procession of the Machattu Mamangam festival is on the concluding day where heavily adorned kuthirakolams (effigies of horses) are ceremoniously brought to the temple by devotees as offerings. A five-day festival of pageantry is celebrated at the Machattu Thiruvanikavu Temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The Machattu Mamangamis marked by much fervour where the pulsating crowds are lost in revelryas they cheer the vibrant effigies on.The evenings include elephant pageants accompanied by chendamelam (traditional percussion music) being taken out to the temple courtyard. Several cultural programmes are also held during the festival days to add to the pomp and splendour.
In Kerala, festival dates are decided in accordance with the Malayalam calendar and the local traditions and customs. We have calculated the festival dates based on these. But there can be changes in the dates according the customs and rituals associated with each place of worship. As such, these should be considered only as approximate dates and have to be confirmed with the local authorities.