Koodalmanikyam Utsavam, held at Koodalmanikyam Temple
, is a popular festival in Central Kerala
. Koodalmanikyam Temple is dedicated to Bharat, the brother of Lord Ram.
This festival, which falls during the Malayalam month of Medom (April-May), lasts for 11 days. It starts one day after the famous Thrissur Pooram and ends on the next Thiruvonam day. A prominent feature of this event is Brahmakalasam, a unique ritual offered to the deity on 11 days in connection with the festival.
Popular of the highlights is the procession of 13 caparisoned elephants in accompaniment to Panchavadyam. Cultural art forms such as Kathakali and Ottanthullal are staged on this occasion. This festival marks the end of temple festival season in Kerala.