The annual 10-day festival at the Thirunakkara Temple draws to a close with the Arattu ceremony. Usually nine caparisoned elephants take part in the Arattu procession which begins in the afternoon. Folk arts like Mayilattom (peacock dance), Velakali etc, are presented in the temple compound in the evening. A major attraction is the all-night Kathakali performances on the third and fourth days of the festival.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Kottayam, a few minutes drive from the shrine.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 76 km away from Kottayam.

Venue: Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Kottayam district.

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