Attuvela Mahotsavam is a water carnival held annually for 2day in God’s own country, Kerala where elephants play a very important role and are the centre of attraction. Elamkavu Bhagavathy temple is where the festival takes place which is located at Vadayar village, 3 kilometers from Vaikom located in the Kottayam district in Kerala.
This festival falls in ‘Meenam’ month of Malayalam which is the generally the time of March-April. As per legends, The Goddess Bhagavathy is the presiding deity and people celebrate this festival to welcome the Goddess of Kodungalloor who comes to visit her sister, the Goddess of Elamkavu. Devotees perform a procession of superbly embellished and bright lit canoes. An enormous vibrant replica of the Elamkavu temple sails down the Moovattupuzha River while people perform traditional temple music. Attuvela kadavu is where the water procession commences which is 2 kilometers away from the temple. This procession is what makes this festival a must see for people, and thousands of individuals visit Kerala during this event and make it even more stunning.