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Do not miss these festivals in June

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Festivals in June A devotee reading the holy book. Photo: Agencies

The mid-summer rains have brought the mercury down. The monsoons will arrive soon and with that, the snake boat racing season will begin. The list of festivals that you just cannot miss in June.

Kottiyoor festival

Festival at Kottiyoor Akkare Kottiyoor temple during the festival seasons. Photo: Onmanorama

A blend of traditions and rituals, the festival at Akkare Kottiyoor draws huge crowds because this is the only time when the temple remains open to the public. The festival traces its roots to the mythical 'Dakshayaga' and you can read all about this here When: May 24 to June 16

Ramzan

Ramadan A child during prayers. Photo: Onmanorama

The holy month of Ramzan will begin by the second week of June. It is a month of fasting for the faithful. And all the mosques in Kerala, including the ancient ones will observe the occasion with piety. Here's a look five famous mosques in Kerala When: June 8 (subject to sighting of the moon)

Ochira Kali

Ochira Kali The mock battle takes place in a waterlogged 'battlefield' near Ochira Temple. Photo: Onmanorama

A mock battle between the many 'karas' or groups in the area is held at the 'Padanilam.' It commemorates a real fight between two kings in the area. To know more read on When: 15, 16 June

Champakulam Boat Race

Snakeboat race Champakulam Boat race. Photo: Onmanorama

The Champakulam Moolam Boat Race will kick start this year's snake boat racing season. It is unique to the state and packed with high action. The race will be held this year on June, 20.

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