Thiruvanaya Navamukunda Temple, near Ponnani in Malappuram district is
situated on the banks of the river Bharathapuzha.
immense historical importance, this is the place where 'Mamangam', a
grand assembly of the rulers of Kerala was held here once every 12
years, in olden times.
This extravagant festival was held for the last time in 1755 AD. Today,
Thirunavaya temple is also a famous pilgrim centre.
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The ten-day annual festival at the Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple,
dedicated to Navamukunda (Lord Vishnu), begins with Kodiyettam and
concludes with Arattu. The last three days are the most auspicious.
Classical art forms like Krishnanattom, Kathakali, Mohiniyattam etc.,
are performed during the festival nights.
Near Ponnani, Kerala