Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Nenmara Vela

A festival jointly celebrated by the two neighbouring villages Nenmara and Vallangi, Nenmara Vallangi Vela is the annual twenty-one day festival at Nellikulangara Bhagavathy Temple in Palakkad. The Vela is conducted to highlight the meeting of the deities of the Nenmara Bhagavathy Temple and Vallangi Siva Temple on the concluding day.  The way about 30 caparisoned tuskers line up in majestic splendour under an ornate canopy is a spectacle to behold.  The Nenmara Vallangi Vela spectacle is considered next only to the Thrissur Pooram.

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