'Angadi Vela' Festival of Tattamangalam A shot from 2005's Angadi vela festival of Tattamangalam . Tattamangalam Kuthira Vela or Angadi Vela is a festival conducted in a small village called Tathamangalam in Palakkad District of Kerala, south India. Kuthira means "Horse" and Vela means "Festival" in Malayalam language. During this festival a grand Horse race is conducted by the local people. One can see so many volunteers painted in black with charcoal, these men are guards who controls the people standing on the road side to see the race, this is also called Kari Vela.