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Anandapalli Maramadi


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- September).

Vast stretches of freshly ploughed paddy fields (kandams) form the stadium for the race. Excited villagers crowd around the stadium to cheer the participants.

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.

General Information

Main Attraction
Ox Race Carnival.
Location
Village Anandapalli, Pathnamthitta District, Kerala.
Best Time
August-September.

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