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Arattu Festival Dates

Arattu Festival in 2013 »   15 March  To  24 March

Arattu Festival in 2014 »   15 March  To  24 March

Arattu Festival Category: Festival
Celebrated In: India

Arattu festival is a festival that is celebrated in Trivandrum in the famous Padmanabhan Temple. In Kerala, arattu festival is celebrated as a closing ceremony of a 10-day festival in Kerala. The Arattu festival in Kerala is celebrated twice a year, once in the months of October-November and one more time in the months of March-April. The festival actually refers to the procession that takes place as a closing ceremony of the 10-day festival at the temple. Read on further to know more about Arattu festival of Kerala, India.

On this occasion, the ex-Maharaja visits the temple at Trivandrum and performs certain rituals. After the rituals, a grand procession is taken out of the temple. The procession comprises of beautifully ornamented elephants with the idol of Lord mounted on the front elephant. Drummers and musicians playing musical instruments accompany these elephants. While the procession leaves the perimeter of the temple, a salute of 21 guns is given as an honor. The procession progresses slowly towards the Sanghumugham beach.

The Maharaja also accompanies the procession amidst tight security. On reaching the beach, a ceremonial dip is taken in the sea. Slowly the procession heads back to the temple thus marking the end of the 10-day festival.

Arattu Festival Dates

Arattu Festival in 2013 »   15 March  To  24 March

Arattu Festival in 2014 »   15 March  To  24 March

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