The heritage village of Kalpathy here was within the grip of gay spirit with the flag being hoisted for the week-long car festival.
The flag was hoisted around 9 a.m. at Kalpathy Vishalakshi Sametha Viswanatha Swamy Temple, the most centre of the festival. Flags were also hoisted at Manthakkara Mahaganapathy Temple, lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple, and Prasanna Mahaganapathy Temple.
A music festival, that adds charm to the event, began on wednesday on Mani Iyer Road at Chathapuram. This year, the music festival is being organized by a local collective . The District tourism Promotion Council has backtracked from the responsibility this year citing post-flood financial difficulties.
The major events of the festival are going to be command from november 14 to 16. hundreds of pilgrims and tourists can throng the agraharams on nowadays. The Devaratha Sangamam, the highlight of the competition, are going to be hung on November sixteen.
Hundreds crowded Chathapuram at Kalpathy within the morning for associate degree ashtapathy programme command when flag hoisting.
The process of decorating the heavily graven temple cars has already begun. As so much because the devotees are involved, the cars trundling their method through the streets of the agraharams of Kalpathy on the 3 peak days of the competition are going to be associate degree persistent expertise.
The Kalpathy festival is devoted to Viswanathaswamy, the presiding immortal of the most important temple within the village. On november 14, the immortal are going to be taken enter a procession. The deities of the new Kalpathy temple, recent Kalpathy temple, and therefore the Chathapuram temple are equally taken out on the subsequent 2 days.
All the Agraharams within the district can heat up to the festival in a very ancient method. it's believed that the Tamil Brahmins WHO migrated to Palakkad within the fourteenth Century established 96 agraharams, 18 of that are in Palakkad town.
Technically, the festival starts at Kalpathy within the last week of the Tamil month of Aippasi and ends within the second week of Vaikasi within the village of Thirunellai. The customs and rituals adhere to the religious writing tradition.