Annual festival in memory of Sheikh Fariduddin

Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu Festival in Ernakulam

The annual festival of Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu is held at the Kanjiramattom Mosque in Kanjiramattom, Kerala, built as a memorial to Sheikh Fariduddin.

Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu Festival in Ernakulam

Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu Festival is celebrated on 14th January of every year (Makaram 1 of Malayalam calendar) . It is one of the most important religious festivals of Kerala and is very colourful. Persons belonging to various religions and classes participate in the festival.

The Chandanakkudam (Sandalwood Pot) ritual is the main event of the Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu and is conducted at night, when the pilgrims carry Pots covered with Sandalwood paste and proceed in a procession to the Mosque.

The six caparisoned and ornamented elephants and folk performances add color to the event. Traditional Muslim art forms like Duffmuttu and Kolkali are also staged during the festival. These are song and dance performances.

The Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu draws a large number of tourists from all over. People come dressed in their best clothes to offer their prayers in the Kanjiramattom Mosque during this festival.

It is not a purely Muslim festival and people of all religious backgrounds participate in it without discrimination. There is total communal harmony. Hindus also throng to the Mosque on Kodikuthu. At the "Meleppalli" - Upper Mosque- there is a stone edifice for "vavar swami".

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