Kotangal ∙ Panchakolams swayed in the padayan festival at the Bhadrakali temple, today at the foot of the Kulathur kara. Yesterday, the Ganapathi Kolam of Kotangal Kara fell down. Adavi and pallipana of Kulathur workers will be held today and Kotangal workers tomorrow.
At 11 o’clock tonight at 11 o’clock in the southern courtyard of the temple, the Patayani ceremony of the Atavi day of the Kulathur kara will begin with the dancing of the Vattaminak Koti Thavadi, which is the life drum of the Patayani. At 12.30 p.m., the horse colts will arrive at the arena, accompanied by whipped patanis. After 101, 32, 16 Palabhairavikolams, Yakshi Maruta, Nagayakshi, Arakiyekshikolams and entertainments like Sarkara Kudakaran will come.
Pallipana ceremonies will begin on 4th, Pallipana is a ceremony to please the mountain deities. Hundreds of charcoals brought by the devotees as offerings are beaten to the sound of shouts by the Panadhari who arrives in Panakuti. Pallipana is one of the main ceremonies of Padayani, which takes place in the sound stage of Tappumelas prepared in Padayani Kalam on the west side. 8 Both the sides try hard and competitively to better the Adavi which takes place in the morning on the 5th and 6th days of Padayan.
Adavi is held to commemorate the fact that Bhadrakali provoked Darikasura to fight by uprooting tree branches and hurling them. Trees brought by artisans from various places are raised in the temple yard to create an artificial forest. Then the tribal remembrances are raised and the Udumpu Thulpal is performed. The Udump dance, where the performers join hands and dance, conveys the message of unity and unity without differences.