Venue: Kodimoottil Bhagavathy Temple, Parippally, Kollam
This festival is dedicated to Bhadrakali - the goddess in her most fierce form. There is also a procession of about fifty elephants - the Gajamela - and various cultural programmes on the concluding days.
Nearest railway station: Kollam, about 23 km away. Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 48 km from Parippally.