Kalpathy chariot race is not allowed. The Palakkad district administration denied permission for the chariot festival. The Collector suggested that the festival should be reduced to ceremonies only, avoiding chariot rides. A maximum of 100 people was allowed to attend the temple and 200 on Agrahara Street.
It is not allowed to carry 200 people in a chariot ride. This time the chariot festival will be held from November 14 to 16. The festival was held as a ceremony last year due to the covid situation. Large chariots were also denied permission. Only small chariots pulled by bulls are used for the festival. With this, the chariot festival will be just a ceremony.