Painkuni Festival

Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple has got its own significance when it comes to the history of Travancore (erstwhile princely state in south Kerala). Closely associated with the Royal Family of Travancore, the history of the temple dates back to centuries. One of the main annual festivals of Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple is the Painkuni Festival. It starts with kodiyettu - the hoisting of the ceremon....
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Painkuni is a ten-day festival in which special rituals are offered every day. On the ninth day, the head of the Travancore Royal Family performs the palli vetta (royal hunt) ritual, near the Vettakorumakan Temple in the Fort area. The festival ends with the aarattu procession to the Shanghumugham Beach for the ritual immersion of the idols in the sea. The male members of Royal Family of Travancore, including the king, will escort the deities in the procession.

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Tourist Information Officer
Pradeep Chandran
Department of Tourism

How to reach

The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport, which is 4 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Thampanoor, which is 1 KMs away.
The nearest major city is East fort, which is 1KMs away.
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Venue Address
Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple
Date Time

12 Apr 2024 - 21 Apr 2024



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