Anandapalli, a tiny village near Adoor in Pathanamthitta district is
famous for its annual Maramadi festival, an ox race carnival, commonly
held in the villages of Kerala during the harvest season (August-
stretches of freshly ploughed paddy fields (kandams) form the stadium
for the race. Excited villagers crowd around the stadium to cheer the
A pair of oxen managed by three persons form a participating unit.
Nearly 30 such units participate in the race, which starts at noon and
continues up to dusk.
Ox Race Carnival.
Village Anandapalli, Pathnamthitta
Prime Attractions of Pathanamthitta
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