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
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.