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Celebrated In : Vaikom, Kerala
Main Festivals : Flag hoisting Festival & Attuvela Festival
Duration : 2 days
In the month of : February/April
The goddess Bhagavathy is the presiding deity of the small temple of Elamkavu Attuvela, situated 3 kms from Vaikom on the banks of river Vadayar.
The temple boasts of two festivals, namely, the flag hoisting festival, lasting for eight days (February 19- 26), and the two-day Attuvela Festival (April 12-13). During the Attuvela, beautifully illuminated canoes, carrying a huge replica of the temple, glide down the waters. Elamkavu Attuvela, Kottayam,Kerala
Legend has it that this is a ceremony to welcome the goddess of Kodungalloor coming to visit her sister, the goddess of Elamkavu.