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Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu

Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu is an annual festival celebrated at Kanjiramattom Mosque, about 30 km from Kochi. The mosque is believed to have been built as a monument to a Muslim saint, Sheikh Faridudddin.

The festival is usually held during the second week of January. The ritual which is peculiar to this festival is 'Chandanakkudam' at night. During this ritual, pilgrims carrying pots covered with sandalwood paste proceed in a procession to the mosque. Six caparisoned elephants are major attractions in the procession.

The festival is also made alive with traditional Muslim art forms such as oppana and mappila pattu.

Updated on 15th June, 2005
District: Ernakulam
Location: Kanjiramattom


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