The Puthur Thirupurakkal Bhagavathy Temple Vela will begin on March 13. The Vela rituals will start with ‘sudhikalasam’ by temple Tanthri Andaladi Sankaran Namboodiripad on March 13.

On March 14, a Ganapathy Homam will be performed in the morning and ‘Mudiyettu’ in the evening.

A ten-day dance and music festival will be held as part of the Vela. The festival will start with bhajans and melodies by Hariharan on March 31 at 6.30 p.m.

Some of the programmes include a violin concert is by Prof. T.N. Krishnan on April 1; Bharatanatyam by Kalamandalam Rama Vaidyanathan and Dakshina Vaidyanathan on April 2, followed by Yakshaganam by Shivananda Hegde; Carnatic vocal is by Sharreth followed by Kuchipudi by Manju Varrier on April 5; and Ghazal by Pankaj Udhas on April 7.

— Staff Reporter