Pattambi Mosque and Pattambi Nercha

Pattambi, about 55km from Palakkad is famous for the Pattambi Nercha, the annual feast at the Pattambi Mosque. The feast is held in memory of Aloor Valiya Pookunjikoya Thangal, a Muslim saint of Malabar.

During the day of the festival, the town is illuminated with colourful electric bulbs and people from various places come to Pattambi to take part in the rituals and celebrations.

Many rituals and offerings are carried out as part of the festival. A colourful procession comprising 100 caparisoned elephants, colourful floats and traditional musical ensembles like the thayambaka and the panchavadyam are the major attractions of the festival.

Various folk art forms like Duffumuttu and Kolkali are performed as part of the festival and the procession ends on the banks of the Bharatapuzha at night, with the concerts rising to a crescendo. – See more at: http://www.keralain360.com/pattambi-nercha-pattambi-mosque-palakkad-kerala-tourism#sthash.kuKfY48S.dpuf

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