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Kalampuja is a ritual associated with Kalamezhuthu Pattu, a folk art form of northern Kerala. This ritual is held after the Ethirelpu, the ritual which is conducted in the assumption that the goddess is warmly welcomed to the finished Kalam (a customary powder drawing made on the floor). Devotees believe that there is the presence of the goddess in the Kalam and a puja is done to please the goddess. This is called Kalampuja.

The puja, usually conducted by Brahmins, is done by ringing the sacred bell and offering naivedyam to the deity. Kurup community also conducts this puja, which is similar to that which is done by the Brahmins. The Puthussery Kurups perform the Kalampooja associated with Vadakkupurathu Pattu.

Updated on 29th August, 2005


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