Special Days

Vinayaka Chathurthy

On this day Ashta Dhravya Maha Ganapathy Homam is conducted at the temple as special offering.


Kaaviladiyanthiram, milk, flowers etc offered to serpent God and special rites, & pooja conducted on the Ayyillyam Nakshthara (Ayilyam Nakshatra or Ayilyam nakshatram is the 9th among 27 birth star constellations in Hindu astrology ) of Kanni (Malayalam Month). Aayillyam pooja is also conducted every month at Temple Kavu (sacred grove or a traditional Central Travancore small sacred forest).

Sreemadh Bhagavatha Sapthaha Yagnam

Every year there has been conducting Bhagavatha Sapthaha yajnam, during August/September. This includes detail description of Bhagavatham followed by religious speeches, special poojas etc are conducting on a specially made Yangashaala (Abode made for Yangam Ceremony). The purpose of Sapthaham is to provide a positive energy to the belivers by reading the Bhagavatham in seven days.

Vrischika Mahotsavam and Chirappu

Starting from Vrischikam 1 to 40 days long Chirappu Mahotsavam and Kalamezhuthupattu, (in which the figures of deities are drawn using powders and is worshipped with songs) are conducted at the temple premises. At the 40th day its ends with Guruthi Pooja (is the most powerful pooja to remove all obstacles and evil forces). On Vrichikam 1st devotees done Urulicha (roll on the ground as part of the ritual) offering around the temple accompanied by much sound and fury of the temple drums - vaadhyamelam.

Pongala Mahotsavam

Pongala (The offering of Pongala is a very special temple practice in the southern part of Kerala is considered to be a sacred ritual) ceremony is conducted on the first Sunday of Malayalam month Makaram at temple premises.

Dhanu Bharani

Every year Kalamezhuthupattu, (in which the figures of deities are drawn using powders and is worshipped with songs) are conducted on Bharani (Malayalam star sign) day of Malayalam month Dhanu.

Paraykkezhunnalathu & Final Procession

As a part of Kumbha Bharani Mahotsavam Paraykkezhunallathu ("Parayeduppu" and "Jeevatha Ezunnallathu", performed mainly by Namboothiris, are rituals peculiar to Central Travancore. Beyond the aura of "Bhakthi", the richness of craftsmanship and rhythm raises it to the level of a superior art form. In the numerous temples of Central Travancore, the "Parayeduppu" period is the festival season. It all begins when the deity ("Devi") of Ezhamkulam temple is taken out in procession for Parayeduppu. The main part of Parayeduppu is the Jeevatha constructed in the model of the temple structure itself. This box-like carriage for the deity rests on two teakwood poles about two meters long, and is in the form of a palanquin ("Pallakku"). The front resembles "Thidambu" behind which is a kind of small chest ("pettakam") built as per Thachusaasthra calculations. Up front is a woollen cloth embroidered with shining, colourful pictures and gold trinkets. Behind that is kept the deity's holy dress, starched and pleated, and decorated with small mirror pieces.) of Maha devi starts from Ezhamkulam Thekke Muri, followed to Ezhamkulam North, Arukalickal East, Arukalickal West, Nedumon, Parakode South, Parakode North, Parakode Middle, Mangadu and finishes at Cherukunnathu Muri (The places around the temple is divided into 10 Muri's or Kara's). On the next day evening a final procession of parayideel or parayeduppu starts from Parakode Sri Indilayappn Swami Temple and thus the Parayeduppu mahotsavam of that year will end.

Meena Bharani

On Meena Bharani (Bharani star sign of Malayalam month Meenam) daytemple remains closed because it is an imagine that Ezhamkulathamma is going to Thattayil Orippurathu Bhagavathi Temple for Meena Bharani Mahotsavam.

Meda Vishu

Vishu is a festival that resonates with symbolism at two levels - social and material. It celebrates the use and circulation of money in a unique way, based on a timeless belief that 'wealth that is shared with others will grow and multiply in abundance.' On this day Vishu Kani (Typically, a statute or figurine of Lord Krishna is used and decorated as the main 'kani' along with the yellow cucumber, halved coconuts and 'konnapoovu' flowers. 'Aranmula vaalkannadi' or 'Aranmula mirror' is also kept as part of the arrangements.) seeing and Temple Preist give 'Vishu Kaineetam'(This means they have to gift with money, usually in the form of new coins.) to all devotees.

Raamayana Maasacharanam

Starting from Malayalam month Karkkidakam 1 to the month end reciting of Raamayanam is conducted.