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This temple is renowned for its annual festival ‘Machad Mamangam’ also known as Machad Kuthira Vela. The shrine is located in Thekkumkara village. The festival is organised by five desams (Villages) in a competitive way. Karumatra, Viruppakka, Mangalam, Parlikadu and Manalithara are the five main participants of the festival. Thekkumkara, Punnamparambu, and Panangattukara are desams who take initiative in conducting pooram once in every three years. The festival starts with a ‘parapurappadu’ on first Friday of Kumbham according to Malayalam calendar. On the coming Tuesday the real festival vela is celebrated with wooden horses made by different desams. According to the legend the king of ruling that area stated the festival celebrating with artificial horses.

Location:

  • 18 km from Thrissur
  • 7 km from Wadakkancheri