Machad Mamangam Kerala , INDIA,



Machad Mamangam

one of the important festivals of Central Kerala, is held at Thiruvanikkavu temple , trissur.Its called Thiruvanikkavu kuthira vela' locally. Here ‘poikuthiras' (hobby horses) are used in the festival instead of caparisoned elephants.
The festival is held at Machad, 4 km from Wadakkanchery. The festival takes placein the paddy fields located between Vazhani hills and Wadakkanchery town.
Thekkumkara desam , Viruppakka, Karumathra, Manalithara, Mangalam and Parlikkad deshams jointly conduct the festival.
Kuthirakali' (dance of the horses) is an event during the festival where people throw up the 'hobby horses' and catch it. The horses are decorated with silk and









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