Biggest elephant festvel in the world – Anayadi Gajamela-Anayadi narasimha swami temple

anayadi gajamela

Anayadi Pooram 2016.This Year on wards Anyadi Pooram will become more colorful than previous year.Some of the World’s Biggest Elephants will participate in this Elephant pageantry.

Anayadi Pooram 2016

In this Year Most Famous and biggest elephants like Pambadi Rajan,Chirakkal Kalidasan,Erattu petta Ayyappan,Mangalam Kunnu Karnan,Madhurappuram Karnan,Pananyanar kavu Kalidasan,Pallattu Brahmadathan,Meenadu Vinayakan,Keezoottu Viswanathan,Puthankulam Modi,Ambadi Dharma Prasad ..etc will participate.Also, this Year We can expect above sixty Elephants in he Pooram

Anayadi pazhayidam Narasimha Swami Temple at Sooranad North in Kollam district is famous for the ancient elephant pageantry.The majesticAnayadi GaJamela where a hundred odd caparisoned elephants’ line up accompanied by traditional orchestra is a virtual treat The main deity of the temple is Narasimhan, the Lion headed incarnation of Lord Vishnu

 Anayadi Gajamela is one of the most important Gajamela held in Kerala which is loved and revered by all.Anayadi Gajamela is famous by the grant Elephant pageantry alone In order to please the god, Elephant are offered to the temple deity and later lined up for procession . Through this offering, Anayadi Gajamela has become a favorite to all and also found a place in the Tourism map.


Anayadi gajamela

(Image courtesy-Nishith’s Clicks)

 The ten-day Annual festival of ANAYADI  PAZHAYIDAM  NARASWIMHA SWAMI temple is conducted on the Thiruvonam day in the month of Makaram. Devotees offer 250-300 Elephants almost every year foreigners from America,Thailand, Australia,Britain,New Zealand and Switzerland arrive to witness the Gajamela

Way to the temple : 
One can reach Anayadi from Adoor Charummoodu and Sasthamcotta .Anayadi lies at the north of kollam and borders Alappuzha and pathanamthitta District . one can reach the temple via Kayamkulam Punaloor route and traveling south ,17km from charummoodu jn.    
Temple Location in Google Map(Anayadi narasimhaswami temple)

Temple Location in Google Map(Anayadi Sreekrishnaswami temple)

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