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Neelamperoor Padayani

 

Venue: Palli Bhagavathi Temple

Location: Neelamperoor

District: Alappuzha

Among the most vibrant sights seen in all of Alappuzha district is the annual Neelamperoor Padayani Festival held at the Neelamperoor Palli Bhagavathy Temple. It falls in the Malayalam month of Chingam (usually August/September) and is among the rarest Padayani displays in all of God’s Own Country. Its uniqueness lies in its special tradition of Kettukazhcha, which is the display of beautifully decorated effigies. One witnesses massive effigies of swans and other legendary characters being brought in, built locally in a procedure known as annamkettu. At night the ambience is set by a colourful procession carrying the effigies of mythological characters like Bhima, Ravana, and Yakshi.The aura and mystique surrounding this site and its traditions have amazed and inspired many for centuries, and it is definitely among the most extraordinary events in the entire district.  

Neelamperoor Padayani - A celebration of culture and mythology 

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Changanassery, about 10 kms
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 101 kms

Disclaimer

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.

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