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Celebrated In : Ernakulam, Kerala.
Centre of Activity : Kanjiramattom Mosque
Held on : 14th January
Main Ritual : Chandanakkudam
The festival of 'Kodikuthu' is celebrated on the 14th of January each year, in Kanjiramattom Mosque, 25 kms from Ernakulam.
The mosque is believed to have been built as a memorial to Sheikh Faridudddin. During the "Chandanakkudam" ritual at night, pilgrims carrying pots covered with sandalwood paste proceed in a procession to the mosque.

Six caparisoned elephants and folk performances accompany the procession. Traditional Muslim art forms like Oppana and Mappilappattu are also staged during the festival.
Kanjiramattom Mosque - Kanjiramattom Festival is Held in this Mosque