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Chittur Konganpada - 2020

 Mar 10th      Chittur, Palakkad

Konganpada of the Chittur Bhagavathy Temple in Palakkad is held each year in memory of a foregone era. This festival is celebrated in memory of the victory of Chittur Nairs against the battle of the militia of nearby Konganadu in 918 C.E. It is believed that Goddess Bhadrakali saved them. The festival showcases the war between the Chittur Nair community and King Rajadhi Raja of the Kongu dynasty from Coimbatore. The festival that commences with the ritual ‘Chilambu', is replete with some rare and stupendous rites and rituals. “Chilambu” is performed in memory of the act of worshipping Goddess Bhagavathy by those people terrified with the declaration of war.

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