The Attuvela Mahotsavam is a grandiose water carnival as opposed to many of usual temple festivals celebrated in God's own country, Kerala.According to the legend associated with the festival this day celebrates the welcome ceremony for the Goddess of Kodungalloor who arrives to visit her sister, the Goddess of Elamkavu. The temple has Goddess Bhagavathy as its presiding deity.
Elamkavu Bhagavathy temple is a visual treat to the eyes of the visitors during festival time. A procession of devotees carrying beautifully decorated and warmly lit canoes, and huge colorful replica of the Elankavu temple navigate down the river Moovattupuzha waters.
In addition, the procession is also accompanied by hordes of festooned small canoes and traditional temple music. This water procession starts from the Attuvela kadavu, 2 kilometers away from the temple.
Elankau Shree Bhagavathy Temple is located at Vadayar in Kottayam district.The nearest railway station is the Ernakulam railway station which is just 30 km away. The Kochin International airport, the nearest airport, is about 50 km away from Vadayar. There are many bus services from all the main cities in Kottayam to Vadayar.