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Kanjiramattom Festival

The festival of 'Kodikuthu' is celebrated on the 14th of January each year, in Kanjiramattom Mosque, 25 kms from Ernakulam.

Celebration Trends And Rituals
The mosque is believed to have been built as a memorial to Sheikh Faridudddin. During the "Chandanakkudam" ritual at night, pilgrims carrying pots covered with sandalwood paste proceed in a procession to the mosque.
Organising For The Celebration
Six caparisoned elephants and folk performances accompany the procession. Traditional Muslim art forms like Oppana and Mappilappattu are also staged during the festival.

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