Paripally Gajamela is an annual elephant procession which held every year in Paripally town in state Kerala. The Gajamela word derived from Gajam means elephant and mela means fair. The festival centralized in the venue of Bhadrakali temple which is observed for prosperity and rejoices.
Time to Celebrated:
Paripally Gajamela is usually held between the month of February and March every year.
During Paripally Gajamela over fifty big elephants take part in the religious procession and make the environment affluent. These elephant pageant is usually accompained by the traditional music platers like panchavadyam. Another unique practice at this temple during the mela is that elephants are offered as ritual Nercha towards the deity by the devotees so that Goddess showers her blessing and fulfilled them with prosperity. Other Cultural programes are also held during the ten days of festival days.