Origin of the name[change | change source]
The word Padayani means line of infantry. The name Padayani arrived due to the line formation of people like troops.
Mythology[change | change source]
The mythology of Neelamperoor padayani lies with Cheraman Perumal.
History[change | change source]
It is believed that this festival had the history of centuries. This consists the cultures of Hinduism and Buddhism. Chinese traveller Fa-Hien depicted that this festival resembles a festival of Buddhists in Patna in his travelogue.
Major ceremonies[change | change source]
- Kudampooja kali
- Makam Padayani
- Pooram Padayani