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Parippally Gajamela

 

Venue: Kodimoottil Bhagavathy Temple

Location: Parippally

District: Kollam

A host of as many as 50 caparisoned elephants parade majestically as a tribute to the deity during the Parippally Gajamela, a part of the annual festival at the Kodimoottil Sree Bhagavathy Temple dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. A host of cultural programmes are staged as part of this event on the temple premises for the entertainment of the devotees. The elephants are paraded on the concluding day of the ten-day festival. Head off to Kodimoottil Bhagavathy Temple in the month of March to immerse yourself in the lively Gajamela Festival.

Getting there

Nearest railway station:  Kollam Junction, about 22 km away from Paripally
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 45 km away

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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