PATTAMBI NERCHA

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Celebrated In: Palakkad, Kerala
Centre of Activity: Pattambi Mosque
Held In: First Week Of February
To Commemorate: Aloor Valiya Pookunjkoya Thangal

Pattambi Mosque - The Venue of Pattambi Nercha Festival, Palakkad, KeralaThe annual feast of the Pattambi Mosque situated 61 kms from Palakkad, falls in the first week of February. About 70- 80 tuskers are lined up for the festival.

Throngs of believers from all corners of the state attend this festival, which is held in memory of Aloor Valiya Pookunjkoya Thangal - a Muslim saint of South Malabar.

The town is illuminated brilliantly and a pageant replete with traditional musical ensembles like 'Panchavadyam' and 'Thayambaka' is taken out in the night. Various art forms get under way on the banks of the river Bharathappuzha.



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