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Navarathri and Thaipooyakavadi Festival

Navarathri' and 'Thaipooyakavadi' are the two festivals celebrated in the Mullakkal Rajeswari Temple. The main deity here is Rajarajeswari. The nine day 'Navarathri' festival is celebrated in October/ November with traditional magnificence and the last two days, ie the Mahanavami and the Vijayadasami being the most important conclusion of Navarathri, is of special significance for the people of Alappuzha. A colourful procession with nine elephants is held in the evening. A variety of cultural programmes, including 'Ottanthullal' are performed in the temple. Another important festival celebrated in Mullakkal Rajeswari temple is 'Thaipooyakavadi'. About fifteen 'Kavadis' take part in the procession which mark the event.


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