Machad Thiruvanikavu Temple, dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi – is located in Thrissur district, Kerala State, South India. Its around 19km from Thrissur, around 6km from Wadakanchery.
Once a year this temple hosts one of the biggest festivals in Thrissur – Machad Mamangam also known as Machad Kuthira Vela or Thiruvanikkavu Kuthira vela.
During Vela, the different desams celebrate by bringing wooden horses or Kuthirakolams. The participating desams are Karumatra, Viruppakka, Mangalam, Parlikadu and Manalithara. Thekkumkara, Punnamparambu, and Panangattukara are the desams who take initiative in conducting the vela once in every three years.
Photos or Pictures of Machad Thiruvanikavu Temple
These shots of the Temple during Mamangam were taken on 18th Feb 2020.
Below is a video by my friend Swaroop Chandran about Machad Namangan.
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