: Vaikom, Kerala
: Flag Hoisting Festival & Attuvela Festival
: February and April
: 2 Days
The goddess Bhagavathy is the presiding divinity of the little temple of
Elamkavu Attuvela, located 3 kms from Vaikom on the banks of river Vadayar.
The temple boasts of two festivals, namely, the flag hoisting festival, lasting for eight days (February 19- 26), and the two-day
Attuvela Festival (April 12-13). During the
Attuvela, beautifully illuminated canoes, moving a huge replica of the temple, glide down the waters.
Legend has it that this is a ritual to welcome the goddess of Kodungalloor upcoming to visit her sister, the goddess of