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Kalpathi Chariot Festival

The Kalpathi Ratholsavam or chariot festival held annually here is one of the most remarkable festivals of Kerala. Kalpathi, a village in Palakkad district, is one of the early Brahmin settlements in Kerala. The place is also known as Dakshina Kasi or Varanasi of the South. Sree Visalakshi Sametha Viswanatha Swamy Temple of Kalpathi is believed to have built 700 years back, in 1425 AD.