The event falls on Feb 5. It is held in
the Pattambi Mosque on the main road of Pattambi town, Palakkad
Pattambi Nercha is a festival held in memory
of Aloor Valiya Pookunjikoya Thangal, a Muslim saint of Malabar.
A grand procession of nearly 100 caparisoned tuskers, colourful
floats, music concerts like the Panchavadyam and the Thayambaka
and folk art forms form the highlights of the festival. The procession
concludes late at night on the banks of River Bharathappuzha where
the Panchavadyam rises to a crescendo and the art forms take on
a spectacular magnificence.
Nearest railway station: Pattambi railway station is at a walkable
distance from the mosque.
Nearest airport: Coimbatore, in the neighbouring state of Tamil
Nadu about 55 km away from Palakkad.