Neelamperoor Padayani

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Neelamperoor Padayani

Neelamperoor Padayani is a Padayani conducting in Neelamperoor Palli Bhagavathi Temple in Neelamperoor, Alappuzha district, Kerala, India.[1]

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.[2]

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]

  • Chutteedal
  • Kudampooja kali
  • Anujnavangal
  • Thothakali
  • Thengamurikkal
  • Kudanirthu
  • Plavilanirthu
  • Makam Padayani
  • Pooram Padayani

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Neelamperoor padayani". keralatourism.org. Department of tourism, Government of Kerala. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  2. "Neelamperoor padayani". keralatourism.org. Department of tourism, Government of Kerala. Retrieved 7 September 2019.