Chandanakudam festival

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Chandanakudam festival

Chandanakudam festival is celebrated in the mosques at Changanacherry, Erattupettah, Erumeli, Thiruvananthapuram and so on. The ten-day Chandanakudam Festival, which begins on the first of jama dul Akbar (March- April) of the Hijri Calander. The Chandanakudam celebration at Beemapalli Mosque, Thiruvananthapuram, is a great undertaking. The Chandanakudam festival is directed as a prelude to the notable Pettathullal .


Pilgrims from different communties carry kudams with their top covered with cloth and a few burning Bathis discharging scent from them and loaded with coins as offerings. They have a few incense sticks likewise with them. These pots are secured with sandal wood paste (chandanam). Hence it is named as 'Chandanakudam'. With this they move towards the place of worship.  In the night there is a vast procession headed by two caparisoned elephants. Fireworks presentation is additionally a piece of the celebration. Various variety entertainments are hung on the occassion like sword play, dance, music, show, kathaprasangam and so on.

Throughout Makaravilakku celebration, Erumeli in Kerala is well known for Petta thullal and Chandanakudam celebrations. Chandakudam is likewise celebrated as a piece of the Kodikuthu celebration at the Kanjiramattom mosque spotted in the Ernakulam region. The celebration is likewise an open door for individuals to watch customary Muslim artistic expressions like the Duffmuttu and the Kolkali.


Venue Changanassery

District Kottayam

State Kerala

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