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The Unique Malanada Kettukazhcha

Malanada Kettukazhcha is a festival that is held at the Poruvazhi Malanada temple at Adoor in Pathanamthitta, Kerala.

It is the only temple in the world that is dedicated to Duryodhana (the antagonist of the Mahabharatha, the great Indian epic) and thus stands special. This one-day festival is celebrated in the month of March. Toddy (an alcoholic beverage extracted from the coconut palm) is the ritual offering in this temple. The festival involves rare folk art performances, grand bull motif processions called Kettukazhcha. Thousands of people come to see this grand procession every year.