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Chettikulangara Bharani

Chettikulangara Bharani, the annual festival of Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi Temple, is held on the Bharani asterism in February/March. The temple is located at Chettikulangara, about 5 km east of Kayamkulam in Alappuzha District. Kuthiyottam and Kettukazcha are the main rituals of this festival. A peculiar section of the Kuthiyottam is a procession of young boys, who have observed rigorous ritual penance. The procession of boys, who dance in a trance, is accompanied by the traditional drums, music and glittering ornamental parasols.

Updated on 12th August, 2005
District: Alappuzha
Location: Chettikulangara


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