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Manimalarkavu temple


Manimalarkavu temple (one of the 18 royal temples (pathinettara kavu) under Cochin Kingdom) is a major place of worship for Hindus in Velur. "Manimalarkavu pooram" festival (usually it falls between February 15 to March 10 ) is one of the major attractions of tourists as it is colourful by the man-made horses of very huge sizes, which is rarely seen in other places. These man made horses (considers the daughter of the goddess) representing from each 18 localities (desham ) from this village (including from some neighbouring villages) and this festival is known as Kumbha Bharani. During these days many devi (goddess) temples in Kerala celebrating the yearly festivals in different ways....

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