Festivals of Kerala are full of colours. They brims with mirth and joy and unfold the rich and varied culture of the God's Own Country. Simplicity and inherent religious nature of the people of Kerala are also prominently represented as one makes a journey in the colourful world of Kerala festivals. In some festivals it appears that people of Kerala have adopted certain traditions from the cultures of other states. At the same time it is stunning to notice the way in which Kerala has transformed those customs and gifted them that unique and special flavour of Kerala. The tolerant state of Kerala, rejoices all round the year in the spectrum of customs and traditions of the numerous religions, castes and creed it houses. We have culled some of the prominent festivals specific to the state of Kerala from the broad panorama of traditions celebrated in this state. This is just a peep, the bigger and the real picture can just be experienced by actual and active participation.
The festival of Thiruvathira is celebrated by womenfolk who pray to Lord Shiva for a happy married life. Thiruvathira falls in the Malayalese month of Dhanu and commemorates the death of Kaamadeva...Read More
Vishu is celebrated by Hindus on the first day of the Malayalese month of Medam (April-May) to mark the Astronomical New Year. The most important tradition of Vishu is Kani Kanal... Read More
Thrissur Pooram is a spectacular festival celebrated in the month ofApril-May in the Thekkinkadu grounds at Thrissur. Procession of caparisonedelephants and display of fire works are the major attractions of Pooram...Read More
Theyyam is a ritual art developed by tribals of North Kerala. Theyyam means 'God's dance'. In theyyam, people worship God and themselves take a God-like appearance with massive headgears and peculiar make-up and costume...Read More
Mandala Pooja is celebrated for a period of 41 days from the first day of Vrishchikam to 11 day of Dhanu. Devotees make a visit to famous shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala and also Guruvayur during this period... Read More
Attukal Pongala is celebrated by women in the Bhagavathy temple at Attukal, Thiruvananthapuram. The ten-day-long festival falls in the month of February-March... Read More
Kettukazcha is a colourful festival celebrated in the Nooranad village near Kollam district. Centre of activity of the festival is the Oachira Temple...
Puthari is a harvest festival of South India. It is celebrated in the Malayalese month of Chingam (August-September) after the paddy harvest. Village temple is the centre of activity of Puthari... Read More
Ashtami Rohini is the birth day celebrations of Lord Krishna. It falls in month of Chingam. The day is observed as fast by devotees of Lord Krishna... Read More