Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Fairs and Festivals

Temple Festivals
Kalpathi Theru

This is the car festival of the East coast. It is celebrated by the Pattar (Brahmans) of Palghat. A beautifully decorated car carrying the deity is drawn along the four streets of the village. There is a similar festival on a grand scale performed in the south at Suchindram in Tranvancore. At both places a large fair is held where merchants congregate.