Months : February
Location : Machattu Thiruvanikavu Temple, Vadakkancherry, Thrissur
The Machattu Mamangam is a five-day festival of pageantry and is celebrated at the Machattu Thiruvanikavu Temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The main procession is on the concluding day where heavily adorned kuthirakolams (effigies of horses) are ceremoniously brought to the temple by devotees as offerings. This ceremony is marked by much fervour where the high spirited crowds revel in merriment and cheer the effigies on. The evenings include elephant pageants accompanied by chendamelam (traditional percussion music) being taken out to the temple courtyard. Several cultural programmes are also held during the festival days.
Cochin International Airport, about 58 km
Thrissur railway station is 1 km