Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kanjiramattom Nercha

A memorial to the Sufi saint, Sheikh Fariduddin the Kanjiramattom mosque is well known for the Kodikuthu festival. The main attraction of the festival is the chandanakkudam ritual. During this ritual at night, pilgrims carrying pots smeared with sandalwood paste walk in a procession to the mosque. About six caparisoned elephants and folk performances accompany the procession. The festival is also an opportunity for people to watch traditional Muslim art forms like Oppana, Mappilappattu. Duffmuttu and Kolkali.

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