Nenmara Vallanghy Vela

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Nenmara Vallanghy Vela
Nenmara Vallanghy Vela
Official name Nenmara Vallanghy Vela, Malayalam: നെന്മാറ വല്ലങ്ങി വേല
Observed by Malayalis esp. Hindus
Type Hindu
Observances Temple Festival, Vedikettu, Melam, Aanapanthal
Date April 3; Pooram Nakshatra in the Malayalam Calendar month of Medam

Nenmara Vallanghy Vela (Malayalam: നെന്മാറ വല്ലങ്ങി വേല) is one of the most popular annual festival of kerala celebrated at Vallanghy Nellikulangara Bhagavathy temple in Nenmara, Palakkad district.


Nenmara and Vallanghy are two neighbouring villages in the district. In fact, this festival is a competition between these two villages. During the celebration, 30 caparisoned elephants line up in ritual magnificence under a decorated canopy. The Nenmara Vallanghy Vela is the second important festival similar to Thrissur Pooram.