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Celebrated In : Malappuram, Kerala
Centre of Activity : Pazhayangadi Mosque
Duration : Week Long Festival
In the month of : March
Valiya Nercha is the week long festival, celebrated at the Kondotty Mosque, situated at Kondotty on the Malappuram - Kozhikode route. Meaning 'the great vow', the festival is held in the month of March.
This mosque, believed to date back to the 18th century is popularly known as Pazhayangadi and is associated with the Muslim Saint, Muhammed Shah, famous as Kondotty Thangal. Thousands of devotees attend the religious procession and fairs held during the festival. Kondotty Mosque - The Venue of Kondotty Nercha Festival