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Kanjiramattom in Ernakualm District, Kerala, India is a suburban area of the City of Kochi,Kerala, India, lying approx 25km southeast to the City of Kochi. The place is known for the Sheikh Fariddudin Mosque and its proximity to the famous Arayankavu Temple.
The Mosque is famous for Kodikuthu. The Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu is celebrated on January 13 to 14 every year at Kanjiramattom in Ernakulam District. It is one of the most important religious festivals of Kerala and is very colorful.
Arayankavu Temple hosts the famous festival consisting of Garudan Thookkam.Pooram is the most famous celebration.
The annual festival of Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu is held at the Kanjiramattom Mosque, built as a memorial to Sheikh Fariduddin. The Chandanakkudam (Sandalwood Pot) ritual is the main event of the Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu and is conducted at night, when the pilgrims carry Pots covered with Sandalwood paste and proceed in a procession to the Mosque. The six caparisoned and ornamented elephants and folk performances add color to the event. Traditional Muslim art forms like Duffmuttu and Kolkali are also staged during the festival. These are song and dance performances.
The Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu draws a large number of tourists from all over. People come dressed in their best clothes to offer their prayers in the Kanjiramattom Mosque during this festival. It is not a purely Muslim festival and people of all religious backgrounds participate in it without discrimination. There is total communal harmony. Hindus also throng to the Mosque on Kodikuthu. At the "Meleppalli" - Upper Mosque- there is a stone edifice for 'vavar swami".