Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple
Thirumandhamkunnu temple is considered to be one of the important Bhagavathi temples in Kerala. As per palm leaf records available at Calicut University, the Thirumandhamkunnu pooram dates back to the early decades of the 16th century. The pooram lasts 11 days from the sighting of the Makayiram star in Meenam (March/April). People from different parts of Kerala come down to Angadipuram seeking the blessings of the goddess. About a week before the commencement of the pooram, folk dancers move from one house to the next announcing the commencement of the festival.
The idol of the goddess is taken out of the sanctum sanctorum on a caparisoned elephant for a holy bath called 'aarattu' on the day of Makayiram. Hundreds of people gather on both sides of the road to get a glimpse of the goddess and the procession which marks the 'Poorapurappadu’ or its commencement. The festival's main event, the ‘aarattu’, is performed 21 times over 10 days in the morning and evening.
On the evening of the tenth day, there is a ritual called 'Pallivetta.' The final aarattu is on the eleventh evening. On the twelfth day, from morning to evening, folk performances such as Chavittukali, Ottamthullal, Paadhakom, Chakyarkoothu, Nangyarkoothu, Thayambaka, Melam and the like.