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  Jeevatha is a wooden chariot used to the ‘purathezhunnathu’ of Devi. There are two types of Jeevathas in Onattukara. They are ‘Kettu Jeevatha’ and ‘Ura Jeevatha’. The Jeevatha of Malimel temple is ’Ura Jeevatha’. The drum style for Kettu Jeevatha and Ura Jeevatha is diiferent.Kizhakkanthalam is used at the procession of Ura Jeevatha. The thirumenies who takes jeevatha, steps according to the drums. This kind of typical dance steps are only seen in the Onattukara area. The Jeevatha of Malimel temple is made up of gold. There are twelve big golden bubbles and a number of small bubbles are seen in front of the Jeevatha. The Kannadibimbom is taken to Jeevatha at the time of Purathezhunnallathu. The top of the Jeevatha is adorned with ‘Alukku”, this is made up of pure silver. It is believed that divine serpents are safeguarding the Jeevatha of Malimel Bhagavathi.  
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