Bharni Utsavam

Religious in Kollam (Quilon)

Held 6km northeast of Kayamkulam (35km north of Kollam) during the Malayalam month of Kumbham, this one-day festival is dedicated to the popular Keralan goddess Bhagavathy. It’s famous for its Kootiattam (traditional Sanskrit drama) ritual and spectacular procession of larger-than-life effigies.

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