The nine-day Navaratri festival is related to Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple.
The idols of Saraswati, Durga and Muruga are brought to the Kuthira Malika
palace in front of Padmanabha temple as a procession. The procession ends
at the Navaratri Mandapam, situated on the right side of the East Gopuram
of the Padmanabha Swamy Temple. The famous Navarathri Sangeetotsavam by
renowned Carnatic musicians is held every evening for nine days at Navaratri
Mandapam (Chokita Mandapam), between 6 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. in praise of
Saraswati. This festival is exclusively dedicated to compositions of Maharaja
Swathi Thirunal and features the nine Navaratri krithis of the Maharaja
as the main item of the concert on each of the nine days.