: Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala
Centre of Activity
: Beema Palli
Duration Of Festival
: 10 Days
Beema Palli is a mosque situated on the coast, nearly 5 kms south of
Thiruvananthapuram city. The holy place is devoted to Beema
Beevi, a pious muslim lady supposed to have divine powers.
The mosque is visited by devotees of all religions. The ten-day Chandanakudam Festival, which starts on the first of
jama dul Akbar (March- April) of the
Hijra year, attracts thousands of pilgrims.
The devotees bring earthen pots (kudams) filled with coins as offerings. These pots are covered with sandal wood paste (chandanam). Hence the name 'Chandanakudam'.