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Celebrated In : Thrissur, Kerala.
Centre of Activity : Macchattu Thiruvanikavu, Vedakkancherry.
Also known as : Machattu Mamangam
In the month of : February - March
'Machattuvela' also known as 'Machattu Mamangam', is celebrated with great pomp, pageantry and splendour on the last day of the five-day annual festival at Machattu Thiruvanikavu Temple near Vadakkancherry, Thrissur.
Devotees bring richly decorated Kuthirakolams (motifs of horses) in ceremonial processions, as offering to the deity.

The colorful procession is accompanied by tradition percussion instruments. The festival falls in the Malayalam month of Kumbham, corresponding with the months of February/March.
Machhattu Vela