Beemapalli Chandanakudam

Celebrated In : Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala
Centre of Activity : Beema Palli
Duration Of Festival : 10 Days
Held In : March/April

Beema Palli is a mosque situated on the coast, nearly 5 kms south of Thiruvananthapuram city. The holy place is devoted to Beema Devi, a pious muslim lady supposed to have divine powers. The mosque is visited by devotees of all religions. The ten-day Chandanakudam Festival, which starts on the first of Jama Dul Akbar (March - April) of the Hijra year, attracts thousands of pilgrims. Thousands of pilgrims go around the mosque and the hallowed tomb of the devout lady in procession carrying earthen pots smeared with sandal wood paste and the mouth being tightly closed with a jasmine garland. In the last place the earthen pot with money is placed at the tomb as an offering.

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