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Home>>South India>>Kerala>>Fairs-Festivals>>Kalpathy Ratholsavam

Kalpathy Ratholsavam

Kalpathy Ratholsavam

Kalpathy Ratholsavam, Kalpathy Ratholsavam travel, Kalpathy Ratholsavam of Kerala, Fair and Festival of Kerala, KeralaCelebrated In : Palakkad, Kerala
Centre of Activity : Kalpathy Temple
Duration : A Week
Main Attractions : Three Magnificent Chariots Bedecked with Flowers and Flags

The week-long annual festival of Ratholsavam (Chariot Festival) begins in the month of November, every year. Thousands of devotees pull the huge, intricately carved temple chariots through the streets.

Vedic ricitals are held in the temple throughout the festival. Throbbing with the Vedic chants sonorously recited by the Vedic scholars escorting the god, Kalpathy comes alive with the spirit of true devotion and joyous celebration.

Perched on its lush green banks is the ancient Kalpathy Temple, devoted to Lord Shiva. A pilgrim centre steeped in antiquity, the temple dates back to 1425 A.D. and is as revered in South India as Benares in the North India.

Located near Palakkad, this temple is supposed to be over 700 years old. The festival is dominated by three superb chariots, bedecked with flowers and flags, each sanctified by the presence of the lord.

Teeming crowds of people and millions of hands try to reach out to be one of the privileged to have the honor of pulling the chariots, as they carry on in stately splendor.

 

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