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Introduction : -
Temples are the Hindu devotees devotional centre. Though every hindu goes to the temples near by most of them still do'nt know the Idol in each temple, its importance, rituals etc. I my self havent gone to all these temples. But it was a dream come true idea to develop this web site. Though so many web sites are there in the internet, there was 'nt any district wise classification of temples. This classification will help any devotees to find out a temple they want to visit in a particular district. When I was trying to find such an information I could not find a site which has got everything. I had to refer so many web site. For the creation of this web site I had to research other web sites and my sincere gratitude for each one of them . This humble effort is for the good ness of the Hindu religion and I would like to clearly mention here that I have no other motive than for the good sake of the devotees and religion.
 
I know still this web site is not complete as there are thousands and thousands of Temple in this God's own country.. So I need all the devotees and readers of this site to help me out to get more and more details of temples which were not listed here  and detailed information on each temple. Since I work abroad it is difficult for me  to visit each and every temple personally.So please provide me full details of the near by temple which is not listed below, and if possible please provide me a photo graph of the temple. Please mention the locality, How to reach that particular temple and its rituals etc. You could email to me at rajpk2006@gmail.com .
 
So please bless me to find out more and more details of temples to help the devotees. This website is dedicated to all Hindu Godes and Godesses.
 
With best regards,
 
Prasannaraj P.K.
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Dubai , U.A.E
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TEMPLE'S HISTORY AND FACTS:

The Vedic based temple culture of Kerala is centred on ancient Indian epics. The stringent adherence to the ancient practices of worship and the sanctified atmosphere result in the devotees feel they are in a different world when in temple precincts. The oil lamps and their influencing effects on devotees spread an air of serenity and mysticism to the Kerala temples.

Till 16th century the inscriptions found in the Kerala temples were of Vattezhuthu script of Tamil Nadu. From 16th century onward Malayalam script is seen. In Kerala, rebuilding or renovation of temples is a continuing process.

The history of ancient Kerala is closely related to the neighbour State, Tamil Nadu. This is simply because the Kerala mainly adopted the Tamil culture upto the 3rd century. This period was under the rule of Cheras. Few cave temples found in Kerala are attributed to the temple architecture of Tamil Nadu where such temples are not uncommon. Kerala temple architecture is based on utility value akin to Kerala’s old residential structures. Stressed on simplicity, sanctity and nature-friendly, a mixed medium of stone, laterite, brick and wood leads the Kerala temple architecture. This unique type of temple architecture is unseen anywhere else in the Indian sub-continent.

Majority of the temples in Kerala is cornered by Bhagawati and Shiva deities. Third position goes to Sastha temples. Shiva and Vishnu are worshipped in equal devotion in Kerala. Elsewhere it is not so.

During 15th and 16th centuries there were several literatures on Kerala temple architecture. The Bhakti literature of 16th century is a notable work among them which has helped mould the temple cutlture in Kerala to a great extent.

The Maharajas of Travancore were ardent patrons and devout promoters of temples and their philanthropical gesture has helped the proliferation of temples in Kerala.

There are five classes of temples in Kerala.

  1. A village temple ("Graama Kshethram") in every village;
  2. A "Desa Kshethram" in every "Desam", within a village;
  3. Private family temples, where their "Paradevatha" (family deity) is worshipped. (Not every family has one.);
  4. Sacred groves ("Kaavu"); and
  5. Transplanted deity temples ("Kutiyiruthukal").

The supreme authority for all religious matters (i.e., "Vaidika-Thaanthrika Chatangukal") in each temple is vested with its designated "Thanthri".

There are minor variations in the ceremonial aspects of worship among the three main schools of thought ("Paksham"), though their fundamental concepts are identical. A spiritual relationship ("Aatma Bandham"), akin to that of a father and son, is presumed to exist between the manifest energy or aura ("Chaithanyam") of the main and other lesser deities in a temple and the person (and his heirs) who was instrumental in their glorification through his daily ritualistic worship. There are also some families to whom these qualities and authority were transferred for reasons such as the family becoming extinct with no male lineage.

There are many temples where the "Sraadhham" (annual rituals related to death) of such original Thanthris are performed by the god's representatives. Thaanthric procedures differ slightly among the followers of "Eesaana Gurudeva Padhhathi" (scheme), "Prapanchasaaram", "Thanthra Samuchayam", the "Anushthhaana Padhhathi" of the Tharananalloors and the "Kriyaa Padhhathi" of southern Kerala.

Important temples ("Mahaa Kshethrangal") will have the "Panchaprasaadams" and "Panchaprakaarams".
 

(A) Panchaprasaadams 

1. Sree Kovil
2. Namaskaara Mandapam
3. Thitappalli
4. Balikkalpura (Naalambalam) &
5. Koothambalam (Naatasaala)

(B) Panchaprakaarams

1. Garbhagriham
2. Itanaazhi
3. Inner Balivattam
4. Vilakkumaadam &
5. Outer Balivattam

 

Also there will be the "Upagrihams" such as the boundary walls, "Gopurams', "Oottupura" (dining hall), "Pathaayappura" (store house), and "Bhajanappura" (prayer hall).

Customs In Temples

In majority of the temples in Kerala non-Hindus are not permitted to enter the area of sanctum sanctorum. However, in many temples there is no objection for non-Hindus entering inside the outer-walls of the temple. Once inside the outer-walls, standing in the Nadapura (sheltered front path) on can see the deity in the sanctum sanctorum.

Ladies during menstruation period are strictly prohibited entering even the premises of the temples. Likewise, if a death is occurred in the family, the blood relatives of the deceased are forbidden visiting temples during the mourning period of 14 days.

Male devotees entering the sanctum sanctorum are required to be bare-bodied. They can fling their shirt on the shoulder or hand. There is no objection in wearing pants or shorts. Wearing caps is disallowed. Smoking is also there in the prohibited list.

Ladies have no restrictions in their wear.

No footwear is allowed even inside the outer walls. However, socks have no bar.

In most of the temples the circumambulating path of the sanctum sanctorum and the outer temple are granite-laid. A devotee usually circumambulates the sanctum sanctorum three times, starting from the left. Some finish at one round. Having circumambulations in twos are inauspicious. After the circumambulation the devotee prays before the deity with folded hands when he/she inaudibly presents his grievances or wishes before the deity. Most of the devotees give some Vazhipad (offering) to please the deity. Once the praying is over the Santhi (priest) gives the Prasadam (the food of the deity) consisting of sandalwood paste and various flowers in a piece of plantain leaf. In Bhagawathy temples, instead of sandalwood paste, it is turmeric paste. The devotees apply the paste on the forehead. Some apply it on chest and upper-end of both the hands, in addition to the forehead. The devotees finally circumambulate the outer temple once or thrice.

In Shiva temples the circumambulation does not take full circle. If a full circle is taken, it is considered as inauspicious which may result in ill-effects.

The Shiva Lingam washed water is allowed to flow to the left side and there is a gap in the circumambulating path to flow the washed water. A devotee proceeds to left and reaches up-to the gap and returns and moves to the right and goes up-to the gap in the left and then returns to the starting point. By this procedure the devotee does not cover the full circle.

 

 

THANTHRIS OF KERALA TEMPLES

The following is a region-vise list of important Thanthris of Kerala Temples.


TEMPLES / LOCATIONS

THANTHRI ILLAMS


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Payyannur, etc.
Thrichambaram, etc
Taliparamba
Cherukunnu, etc.
(South of the above)
Thirunavaya and Thriprangod
Guruvayur
(Further South)

Thrissur Vadakkumnaathha Temple
Tripunithura, etc.
Paravur, Peruvaarath, etc.
Kodungallur, etc.

Perumanam, etc.
Oorakam, etc.
Thriprayar
Koodalmaanikkam,
Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Ramamangalam, etc.
Vaikom
South Ramapuram, etc.
Chengannur, Sabarimala, etc.
Vaikom Moothedathukaavu,
Mararikkulam, etc.
Vilangoor, etc.
Ambalappuzha, etc.
Onanthuruthu, Keezhillam, etc.
Ponkunnam, etc.
Thrippappoor, Palkkulangara, etc.
Thiruvallam
Navayikkulam
Thrichaattukulam, etc.
Haripad
Parasuvarakkal, etc.
Varkala, Parassala, etc.








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Thekkiniyedath Tharanalloor of Tharanalloor Griham
Kaambram
Putayoor
Kaattumaadam
Andalaadi, Kariyannoor, Eekkaat, Paathirisseri
Kalpuzha, Vadakkedam, Thekkedam
Perindiri Chennaas, Vanneri Chennaas
Pothiyil Chennaas, Paankottu Chennaas,
Mudappilaappilly, Kalloor
North Puliyannoor
South Puliyannoor
Vezhapparambu
Thaamarasseri Mekkaad, Vembiliyedath Mekkaad,
Koottaalakkaad Mekkaad
Kunnathoor Padinjaaredath Bhattathiri
Vadakkedath, Thekkedath, Perumpadap(s)
Veluthedath Tharananalloor
Nedumpally Tharananalloor, Kidangasseri
Tharananalloor and Thekkiniyedath Tharananalloor
Kaavanaad, Ponalloor (Cherumukku), Manakkaat
Mattappilly, Vembiliyedath Mekkaad
Kaassaangod (Graamini)
Thaazhamann Potti
Monaad

Kallampilly
Puthumana
Kadiyakkol
Kuruppakkaat
Athiyara Mattham, Marangaat
Cheruthana
Kulakkada Nambi
Paambumekkaad
Pullaamvazhi
Neduvilaakathu Mattham
Cherumukku (transferred from Ponalloor)

Following consecration ("Prathishttha") of the deities ("Moorthys") in major temples, they should be given all the prescribed "Shodasa Samskaarams". Only those persons who had received such Samskaarams or better are eligible to become the "Poojakans" (priests) there. If "Pooja" is performed by persons who had not received all such Shodasa Samskaarams, then the aura and glory of the deities will be diminished.

 

This festival is conducted in the month of Kumbha, i.e., in February or March and lasts for 10 days. The hoisting of the temple flag atop the flagstaff (Dwajastambham) about 70 feet high marks the beginning of the festival. On the 1st day, an elephant race is held.

The next 6 days, devotees can witness elephant processions in the morning, afternoon and night. In the morning, there is the Sribhuta Bali (offering of oblation at various altars). Besides this there are also various cultural programs. On the 8th day, during 'Utsavabali' (from 10 am to 4 pm) oblations are offered to the Lord's lieutenants. A sumptuous feast then awaits the devotees. Pallivetta or the hunting expedition of the Lord takes place on the 9th day. This hunt is symbolic of the destruction of Kama (desire), Krodha (anger) and other such evils that plague us in our life.

After that the Lord's idol is takan to the Rudratheertha (temple pond) for Aarattu, amidst the chanting of mantras. Thousands of devotees also take the dip, chanting the Lord's name to wash off their sins. Then noon Pooja (which takes place at night only on this day) is held at the Bhagavati shrine. Finally, the Lord returns to the sanctum sanctorum after 11 circumambulations. The temple flag is then lowered signifying the end of the festival.

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Kerala Festival Message 2006", Directory Of Festivals In Kerala,
Compiled and edited by C.A. Menon, Thrissur December 2005 [with latest updates]
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description place, location district
km
1
Pooram, Panayannarkavu temple Ambalappuzha Alappuzha
20
1
Utsavam, 01/07, Thayambaka, Ponemkavu temple Edappilly Ernakulam
15
1
Pooram, & fireworks, Madavana Thenattil Bhagavathy temple Kochi Ernakulam
10
1
Mudiyettu & percussion, Kuzhippillykavu Perumbavoor Ernakulam
20
1
Pooram, & Garudanthookom, Vayikkarakkavu Perumbavoor Ernakulam
20
1
Theyyam (3) 01/02, & Thullal, Panchalingeswara temple, Mallavara Athur Kasargode
15
1
Utsavam, 01/07, Bamgra Sree Kanila Bhagavathy Manjeswarom Kasargode
15
1
Art forms, Votif horses & percussion procession, Kali temple, Punalur Kottarakkara Kollam
40
1
Pooram & Animal Votifs, Kollurvila Devi temple Madanada Kollam
10
1
Cock sacrifice & Theyyam, Olavanna Paalakurumba Bhadrakali temple Malaparamba Kozhikode
10
1
Rudhirakolam, Devarkovil Sree Bhadrakali temple Vadakara Kozhikode
35
1
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, Uthrathikkavu    Palakkad Palakkad
Town
1
Kettukazhcha, Votif horses & bullocks, Orippurathu Thattayil Adoor Pathanamthitta
30
1
Kidangannur Padayani, Pallimukkathu, 02/02 Kozhanchery Pathanamthitta
20
1
Naranganam Padayani. Madathumpadi, 02/02, Kozhanchery Pathanamthitta
15
1
Padayani, Kalam pattu, Aalpindivilakku & Kettukazhcha, Puzhikunnu Kozhanchery Pathanamthitta
30
1
Pongala,  Panamattathukavu, Ezhumattur Mallappalli Pathanamthitta
25
1
Kettukazhcha, Votif horses & bullocks, Porittikavu, Vennikulam Thiruvalla Pathanamthitta
25
1
Pooram, 01/02, Kaippilly Kalari temple Arimbur Trichur
10
1
Pambinkalom, 01/03, Mundanthara, Palayur Chavakkad Trichur
40
1
Pooram, Thenkulangara temple Cheroor Trichur
6
1
Pooram, 01/03, Sree Dhanwanthari temple Keeramkulangara Trichur
Town
1
Utsavam, 10/10, Sree Devi Temple Sarkkara Trivandrum
15
1
Ponkala festival & Cultural programmes -, Kariyam Devi temple Sreekaryam Trivandrum
City
2
Utsavam, 01/10, Edattu temple, Chowara Aluva Ernakulam
30
2
Mudiyettu & percussion, Devi temple Panambukad Ernakulam
20
2
Theyyam (8), 01/02, Vadasserry Perikamana lllom Kankol Kannur
8
2
Utsavam, 01/08, Procession to Daruka fort, Siva Bhadrakali temple Maadayikkavu Kannur
25
2
Utsavam 01/08, Procession to Valapattanam fort, Sree Kalarivathukkal Bhagavathy Valapattanam Kannur
35
2
Utsavam, 10/10, Votif Horses & other folk arts Umayanellur Kollam
15
2
Pooram, & fireworks, Vellat Puthur Siva temple Perinthalmanna Malappuram
10
2
Kathakali Night, Ninanichil, Njangattiri Pattambi Palakkad
30
2
Garudan Thookam , Percussion, Orippurathu Thattayil Adoor Pathanamthitta
25
2
Utsavam, 01/10, Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Sabarimala Pathanamthitta
10
2
Elephants & percussion – day-time Thottippal Trichur
20
2
Utsavam, 10/10, Thiruvilanjal Palkulangara Trivandrum
15
2
Utsavam, 10/10 Sankhamukham Trivandrum
15
2
Utsavam, 01/10, Sree Janardana Swami Temple Varkala Trivandrum
25
3
Pooram Sree Ayyappa temple Siddhaputhur Coimbatore
10
3
Kavidi & other entertainments, Pottachira Sree Krishnaswami temple Aluva Emakulam
30
3
Utsavam, 01/08, Kavidi, , Ardhanareeswara temple, lllikkal Kumbalangi Emakulam
30
3
Utsavam, 10/10, Naaranathu temple Paravur Emakulam
15
3
Utsavam, 09/09, Naaranathu temple Paravur Ernakulam
35
3
Pooram, Kathakali, Thullal & Nritham, Malappattam Sree Bhagavathy temple Sreekantapuram Kannur
10
3
Utsavam, 08/08, Sree Chakrapani Mahavishnu temple Thrikkarippur Kasargode
25
3
Kaliyattom & Art forms, Pisharikkavu Temple Quilandy Kozhikode
25
3
Utsavam, 01/08, Lokanarkavu temple Vadakara Kozhikode
30
3
Shadow puppetry, 01/07, Kavussery Alathur Palakkad
20
3
Mariyamman Pooja Utsavam, Kumbhakudom & Kavidi, Mariyamman Temple Kanchikode Palakkad
10
3
Shadow puppetry, 20/20, Aryankavu, Vaniamkulam Kavalappara Palakkad
40
3
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, Nemmara Vela Nemmara Palakkad
20
3
Padayani - Percussion & art froms, 01/02, Edanattukavu, Kuriyannur Kozhanchery Pathanamthitta
20
3
Padayani, Percussion & art forms, Parittikavu, Vennikulam Thiruvalla Pathanamthitta
25
3
Prathishta day, Cultural programmes, Patturaikkal Ayyappankavu Town Trichur
City
3
Utsavam, 10/10 Neyyattinkara Trivandrum
20
3
Utsavam, 10/10 Peroor, Ulloor Trivandrum
20
3
Utsavam, 01/10 Thiruvattat Trivandrum
6
3
Utsavam, 01/10, Sree Padmanabha temple Town Trivandrum
City
3
Utsavam, 01/10, Vamanamurthy. Thrivikramamangalam Town Trivandrum
city
3
Utsavam, 10/10, Neyyattinkara Neyyattinkara Trivandrum .
30
4
Utsavam, 01/08, Sree Devi Temple Cherthala Alappuzha
20
4
Utsavam, 01/08, dDaily Seeveli, Karthiayani Devi temple, Manikyamangalam Kalady Emakulam
20
4
Utsavam 01/08, Theyyam, Nritham, Thullal, Kooveri Padappangad Someswari t. Thaliparambu Kannur
20
4
Kathakali Night Nedumonkavu Kollam
30
4
Utsavam, 01/08, Kulathur Changanassery Kottayam
20
4
Utsavam, 01/11, Thirumandhamkunnu Angadippuram Malappuram
5
4
Pooram, - Prathishta day, Navamukunda temple Thirunnavaya Malappuram
30
4
Utsavam, 01/08, Puthan, Thira & Folk items, Muthrikunnath Durga temple Manjery Malppuram
15
4
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, folk arts, Aryankavu, Vaniamkulam cs Kavalappara Palakkad
40
4
Elephants & percussion-night Oorakom Trichur
15
4
Elephants & percussion, Makeeram Purappadu Triprayar Triprayar Trichur
25
4
Utsavam, 01/08 Eraviperoor Trivandrum
10
4
Utsavam, 01/08 Kuttoor Trivandrum
20
4
Kathakali Night Nedumangad Trivandrum
35
4
Utsavam, 01/08 Sreevarahom Trivandrum
6
4
Utsavam, 01/08 Ulloor Trivandrum
15
4
Utsavam, 01/10, Kadakkavur Varkkala Trivandrum
15
5
Kalampattu, Kettukazhcha & Kolam Thullal -Puthukulangara, Othara Chengannur Alappuzha
20
5
Pooram, Mahadeva temple Krishnapuram Alappuzha
15
5
Utsavam, 08/08, Thrikkariyur Perumbavur Emakulam
20
5
Utsavam, 10/10 Vazhappilly Emakulam
15
5
Thalapoli - Elephants, Percussion & fireworks -Perumbadavam Bhagavathy temple Koothatlukulam Ernakulam
25
5
Utsavam, 10/10 Vazhappilly Ernakulam
20
5
Utsavam, 06/06, Sree Sankaranarayana temple Ramanthali Kannur
25
5
Utsavam, 01/10, Votif horses, Kettukazhcha & percussion procession Anandavalleeswaram Kollam
25
5
Utsavam, 10/10 Anandavalleeswarom Kollam
25
5
Utsavam, 10/10, Padanayarkulangara Karunagapilly Kollam
25
5
Pooram, & Art forms procession, Pattazhi Devi temple Kottarakkara Kollam
25
5
Art forms & rituals, Kali temple Perumon Kollam
25
5
Art forms, Votif horses, Bulls & Kathakali, Peedika Devi temple, Karavalur Punalur Kollam
20
5
Utsavam, 01/10, & Kathakali,- Sree Krishna temple Thodupuzha Kottayam
20
5
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, Athipetta, Tharur Alathur Palakkad
20
5
Aalpindi-vilakku, Percussion, Orippurathu Thattayil Adoor Pathanamthitta
25
5
Elephant race, Pidikkaparambu Arattupuzha Trichur
25
5
Pooram, & Thiruvathira vilakku, Sree Sastha temple Arattupuzha Trichur
25
5
Pooram, Mahadeva temple Chengalur Trichur
25
5
Pambinkalom, 01/06, Odath House, East Nada Guruvayur Trichur
30
5
Utsavam, 01/07, Poothrikkovil Mahavishnu temple Olarikkara Trichur
6
5
Utsavam, 10/10 Rameswaram Trivandrum
20
6
Pooram, & Kavidi, Balasubramanya temple Eloor Ernakulam
20
6
Kumbhakudom procession & percussion, Perumbadavom Bhagavathy temple Koothattukulam Ernakulam
25
6
Kathakali, Thullal, Koothu & Theyyam, Sree Mahadeva temple, Peruthady Kanhangad Kasargode
25
6
Mudiyettu & percussion, 01/05, Purappuzha Bhagavathy temple Thodupuzha Kottayam
20
6
Pooram, Peruvallur Sree Keranellur Durga temple Kondotti Malappuram
30
6
Elephants, percussion, folk arts & fireworks Kunissery Palakkad
25
6
Pooram Chakkamkulangara Trichur
15
6
Elephants & percussion – day-time Thaikkattussery Trichur
10
7
Pooram, & Kavidi - Aanandashanmugham, Poovakkulam Koothattukulam Emakulam
25
7
Utsavam, 07/07, Thayambaka, Ponemkavu temple Edappilly Ernakulam
15
7
Theyyam (5), 01/02, Udayapuram Sri Krishna Temple, Koyappara Hanumarambalam Kannur
25
7
Theyyam (7), 01/02, Kannirasi Palliyara Kanam Kannur
20
7
Utsavam, 01/08, Sree Sundereswara Siva temple Thalaap Kannur
20
7
Utsavam, 08/08, Aarattu at Payyambalam Beach, Sree Sundereswara Siva temple Thalaap Kannur
20
7
Elephants, percussion & fireworks Melarkode Palakkad
15
7
Shadow puppetry, 01/07, Manthathu Bhagavathy temple, Pallathery Pazhambalakode Palakkad
10
7
Peruvanam Pooram Cherpu Trichur
8
7
Pooram, Kavidi & Art forms, Sree Kumara temple Elthuruthu Trichur
8
7
Utsavam, 10/10 Navayikulam Trivandrum
25
8
Snake worshipping, - Ameda Naga temple Udayamperoor Emakulam
25
8
Poorotsavam 01/03, Aneekkara, Poomala Bhagavathi temple, Kunjimangalam Ezhimala Kannur
17
8
Pooramkali, 01/03, Kuruvanthatta kazhakom Poomala Bhagavathy, Vadakkumbadu Ramanthali Kannur
25
8
Poorotsavam -01/03, Peralathu,Bhagavathi temple, Peralam Veiloor Kannur
25
8
Art forms, Votif horses, Kavidi & percussion, 01/02, Ottamkulangara Chavara Kollam
20
8
Shadow puppetry, 01/06, Pazhambalakode Devi temple, Tharur 1 Alathur Palakkad
21
8
Shadow puppetry, 01/06, Parikkanchery Bhagavathykavu, Elappulli Pallathery Palakkad
20
8
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, Thennilapuram Palakkad
15
8
Urali Padayani, 01/07, Panamattathukavu, Ezhumattur Thiruvalla Pathanamthitta
25
9
Kathakali Night - Monthly programme Payyannur Kannur
20
9
Elephants & percussions - 2 days- Kannangat Bhagavathy, Kuttur9th & 10th Pilathara Kannur
25
9
Prathishta day - Elephants, percussion & fireworks and rituals, Kulassery t. Kokkalai Trichur
Town
9
Pooram, Kalleppadom Pazhayannur Trichur
35
9
Utsavam, 01/10, Pathiyur Mavelikkara Trivandrum
15
9
Pooram, & Fire walking, Sree Mariyamman temple Kalpattatown Wayanad
10
Utsavam, 08/08, Kavidi, , Ardhanareeswara temple, lllikkal Kumbalangi Emakulam
30
10
Theyyam (15), 01/04, Bhadrapuram Arathil Temple, Nareekamballi Mathamangalam Kannur
15
10
Pooram, Nritham & Theyyam, Pattuvam Valiya Mathilakom Durga temple Thaliparambu Kannur
20
10
Kaliyattom & Thidambu Nritham 01/02, Sree Veerabhadran temple Cheruvathoor Kasargode
23
10
Pooram, Panamattom Devi temple, Ponkunnam Paala Kottayam
25
10
Utsavam, 08/08, Vadakara Kozhikode
30
10
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, Kavussery Alathur Palakkad
20
10
Elephants& percussion, Panamkurissi Devi temple, Karinkal Athany Chethallur Palakkad
28
10
Padayani - Percussion & art forms, Vettur Konni Pathanamthitta
10
Arattupuzha Pooram Aarattupuzha Trichur
20
11
Utsavam, 08/08, Sree Devi Temple Cherthala Alappuzha
20
11
Pooram, Mahadeva temple Aluva Ernakulam
30
11
Pooram Chennamangalam Ernakulam
40
11
Theyyam (3) 01/02, Thekkekkarammal Palliyara Pazhayangady Kannur
20
11
Theyyam (71), 01/02, Padinjarathara Temple, Parambathu Thamarakulangara Kannur
20
11
Procession, Kavidi kali & fireworks -Sree Kalarivathukkal temple Valapattanam Kannur
25
11
Theyyam, Sree Durga Bhagavathy temple, Pallikkara Neeleswaram Kasargode
15
11
Utsavam, 08/08, Kulathur Changanassery Kottayam
33
11
Pooram, Sastha temple Kumarakom Kottayam
30
11
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, Puthenathani Chandanakkavu Kuttippuram' Malappuram
20
11
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, Kalapetty Koyalmannam Palakkad
35
11
Padayani, Percussion & art forms- Thevalasseril, Nedumprayar Kozhanchery Pathanamthitta
35
11
Percussion & Thiyyattu, Thevalasseril, Kozhanchery Pathanamthitta
33
11
Pongala, Bhagavathikavu, Pullade Kozhanchery Pathanamthitta
35
11
Pooram, Sastha temple Poozhikkunnu Pathanamthitta
35
11
Utsavam, 10/10, Sree Ayyapaswami Aaraattu at Pampa Sabarimala Pathanamthitta
40
11
Elephants, percussion & other entertainments Thiruvalla Pathanamthitta
33
11
Kettukazhcha, Ayiravillan temple, Vettur Vettur Pathanamthitta
30
11
Uthram Vilakku, Elephants & percussion, Ayyankovu Sree Dharmasastha temple Chalakudy Trichur
30
11
Uthram Vilakku, Elephants, percussion & fireworks  Edakkunni Trichur
10
11
Utsavam, 07/07, Poothrikkovil Mahavishnu temple Olarikkara Trichur
3
11
Kalampattu, Thiyattu, Thalapoli, Panjal Ayyappankavu Wadakkancheny Trichur
30
11
Utsavam, 08/08 Eraviperoor Trivandrum
28
11
Utsavam, 08/08 Kuttoor Trivandrum
20
11
Utsavam, 08/08 Sreevarahom Trivandrum
6
11
Utsavam, 08/08 Ulloor Trivandrum
25
11
Utsavam, 10/10, Sree Janardana Swami Temple Varkala Trivandrum
25
12
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, Gramakshethram, Kattiri, Puthiyankom Alathur Palakkad
28
12
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, - Puthiyankom Kattussery Palakkad
28
12
Shadow puppetry, 01/14, Killikkavu Devi temple, Manissery Ottappalam Palakkad
30
13
Utsavam, 01/10, Thirumuzhikulam Ernakulam
35
13
Theyyam (3), 01/07, ThekkumbadPalotukavu Mattul Kannur
25
13
Yakshagaanam , 01/05, Anantheswara Vinayaka temple Mathur Kasargode
25
13
Theyyam & Yakshagaanam 01/05, Ayila Durga Parameswari temple Uppala Kasargode
35
13
Utsavam, 01/10, Mukhathala Mukhathala Kollam
28
13
Kumbamkudam procession & Art forms, Kuttikkat Devi temple Kottayam Kottayam
town
13
Utsavam, 01/10, Sree Navamukunda temple Thirunnavaya Malapuram
20
13
Elephants, percussion, folk arts & fireworks Velayannur Palakkad
25
13
Kettukazhcha, Votif horses & bullocks, Puthankavu, Kurambala Panthalam Pathanamthitta
25
13
Pooram, Thanikkudam Devi temple Cheroor Trichur
10
13
Cultural programme, Melpathur Auditorium Guruvayur Trichur
30
13
Utsavam, 10/10, Kadakkavur Varkkala Trivandrum
25
14
Utsavam, 01/10, Sree Subramanya temple Haripad Alappuzha
35
14
Utsavam, 01/08, Mancombu Alappuzha
35
14
Theyyam (6), 01/04, Uravangara Bhagavathi temple, Panappuzha Eryam Kannur
15
14
Theyyam (9), 01/05, Malliyott Palottukavu, Andam Kowal Ezhimala Kannur
35
14
Theyyam , Thira, Male Kolam & Daivathar Kolam, 01/04, Daivathar temple Kappat Kannur
40
14
Thikkal & Ati - Martial Arts – 01/06, Sree Daivathar temple Maavilaayi Kannur
35
14
Arathnat Payyambalam, Beach-Sree Sudareswanas Siva Temple Thaloop Kannur
25
14
Pooram, Sree Sastha temple, Kulathupuzha Punalur Kollam
28
14
Utsavam, 01/10 Thali Kottayam
25
14
Utsavam, 01/07, & Koothu, Thullal & Krishnanattom,Thali Sree Mahadeva temple Town Kozhikode
City
14
Shadow puppetry, 01/41, [upto 24th May] Kannambra Palakkad
35
14
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, Karippod Kollenkode Palakkad
15
14
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, Koyalmannam Palakkad
25
14
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, Kumaramputhur Palakkad
25
14
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, Pallassana Palakkad
25
14
Vishu Vela, Elephants & percussion, Manthathu Devi temple, Pazhambalakode Pallathery Palakkad
10
14
Utsavam, 01/10,& Padayani Kadammanitta Pathanamthitta
15
14
Urali Padayani, Folk arts & Oracle, Edappara Mala, Nellikala Kozhanchery Pathanamthitta
40
14
Aalpindi-vilakku, Percussion, Vanchimoottil, Kuttoor Thiruvalla Pathanamthitta
30
14
Padayani, Kalam pattu & Kettukazhacha, Thirunallurthanam, Eraviperur Thiruvalla Pathanamthitta
30
14
Uralipadayani, Panmattathukavu, Ezhumattur Thiruvalla Pathanamthitta
25
14
Pooram, Karamukku Kanjany Trichur
15
14
Pooram Kodannur Trichur
10
14
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, Sree Ayyappankavu Vazhani Trichur
45
14
Pooram, & Kavidi, Njarakulangara temple Wadakkancherry Trichur
35
14
Pooram, Enkakad Palakkal temple Wadakkancherry Trichur
40
14
Utsavam 01/08, Harikatha, Thullal, Niravilpuzha Kunnom Siva temple Mananthavadi Wayanad
35
15
Utsavam, 01/08, Perumpilly Narasimhaswamy temple Thrippunithura Ernakulam
20
15
Tribal dances & rituals, 01/04, Deci temple Thekkadi Idukki
35
15
Theyyam (3) 01/04, Vengalath Velicham Thodara, Vadavanthur Payyannur Kannur
20
15
Theyyam (5) 01/02, Thavoth Payyadakathu Tharavadu, Kangole Payyannur Kannur
20
15
Theyyam (7) 01/02, Puthukulangara Tharavadu, Alappadamb Payyannur Kannur
20
15
Theyyam (9),01/02, Kaduvakulangarakavu, Puthur, Alinkil Payyannur Kannur
20
15
Theyyam (9) 01/04, Puliyoor kali Temple, Mathamangalam Pilathara Kannur
20
16
Utsavam, Pathiyur Mavelikkara Alappuzha
30
16
Utsavam, 01/10, Manikantapuram temple Changanassery Kottayam
30
16
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, Athipettathalapoli Alathur Palakkad
-
16
Church festival , 01/02, Elephants, percussion & fireworks, Pavaratty Pavaratty Trichur
32
17
Theyyam (85) 01/02, Perikamana lllam, Piranthamchal Payyannur Kannur
20
18
Utsavam last day, Pathiyur Mavelikkara Alappuzha
30
18
Tribal dances & rituals, 04/04, Deci temple Thekkadi Idukki
35
18
Theyyam (18), 01/03, Puliyure KaliTemple, Paravur Mathamangalam Kannur
5
18
Theyyam (5) 01/02, Pattuvathu Bhagavathi Temple, Pattuvam Payyannur Kannur
20
18
Theyyam (5) 01/04, Nilayara Bhagavathi Temple,Poovathinkizhil Payyannur Kannur
20
18
Theyyam, Sree Mahalingeswara Temple,Enmakaje BajaKutlu Kasargode
20
18
Theppotsavam, Ananthapadmanabhaswamytemple Kumbia Kasargode
20
19
Theyyam (2), 01/02, Chalil Koliyadan Tharavadu,Ezhilode Ezhilode Kannur
25
20
Theyyam (5), Vaireekkarakkavu, Kozhummal, Vellur  Alinkeezhil Kannur
30
20
Theyyam (69), 01/04, Vettakkorumakan Temple,Theru Kunjimangalam Kannur
25
21
Utsavam, 08/08, Mancombu Alappuzha
35
21
Pooram, (01/02),Thirumala Devaswom temple Mattancherry Ernakulam
8
21
Theyyam (5), 01/02, Kanjirapuzha Meethal Veedu,Puthur Karivellur Kannur
25
21
Utsavam, 10/10, & Kathakali, Asramam Sree Krishna temple Town Kollam
Town
21
Temple festival, 01/04, Kaniyarkali & other entertainments Nemmara Palakkad
35
22
Utsavam, 10/10, Thirumuzhikulam Ernakulam
35
22
Utsavam, 01/08, Perumpilly Narasimhaswamy temple Thrippunithura Ernakulam
20
22
Theyyam (4), Varaprath Tharavadu, Puranchery Ezhilode Kannur
25
22
Utsavam, 10/10, Mukhathala Mukhathala Kollam
30
22
Utsavam, 10/10, Sree Navamukunda temple Thirunnavaya Malapuram
40
22
Pooram, Kavidi & fireworks, Kariyannur Siva Vishnu temple Erumapetty Trichur
40
22
Church festival, Elephants, percussion & fireworks, 01/02, Ayiroor, Pazhanji Kunnamkulam Trichur
33
22
Theyyam, Kathakali, Thullai. 01/02, Sree Poomangalam Someswari temple Panniyur Wayanad
30
23
Pooram, Sree Krishna temple Ambalapuzha Alappuzha
15
23
Utsavam, 10/10, Sree Subramanya temple Haripad Alappuzha
35
23
Pooram, & fireworks -Puthankavu temple, Elavoor Ankamali Emakulam
30
23
Pooram, Edathala Kunchattukavu Bhagavathy temple Aluva Ernakulam
25
23
Utsavam, 01/10, Paravur Peruvarom temple N. Parur Ernakulam
20
23
Theyyam (7), 01/02, 7 Theyyams - Chettikkad Kakkara Bhagavathi Ezhilode Kannur
25
23
Theyyam (13) Peringottillam Thaykkavu Temple, Kankol Payyannur Kannur
20
23
Theyyam (6) 01/04, Vettakkorumakan Temple, Peringome Payyannur Kannur
20
23
Utsavam, 01/06, Theyyam, Mahavishnu Sastha temple, Mundola Karaduka Kasargode
30
23
Yakshagaanam, theyyam & Gaanamela , 01/02, Uma Maheswara temple Mulleria Kasargode
25
23
Utsavam, 01/10, Eroor, Punalur Kollam
30
23
Utsavam, 01/10, & Art forms,-Siva temple Kottarakkara Kollam
25
23
Utsavam, 01/10, & Cultural programmes, Sree Mahaganapathy temple Kottarakkara Kollam
25
23
Utsavam, 01/10, Manikanteswaram temple Kottarakkara Kollam
25
23
Utsavam, 01/10, & Art forms, Sree Krishna temple Mukhathala Kollam
30
23
Pooram,  & fireworks, Poovankulangara Devi temple  Olassa Kottayam
40
23
Elephants, percussion & fireworks,, Puthiyakavu Ponkunnam Kottayam
35
23
Utsavam, 10/10 Thali Kottayam
20
23
Utsavam, 01/08, Thirumuzhikulam temple Vaikkom Kottayam
30
23
Elephants, percussion & Art forms, Athipetta Mangottukavu Vela Alathur Palakkad
30
23
Elephants, percussion & fireworks, Perungode 01/02 Koottanad Palakkad
30
23
Kaniyarkali & other entertainments, 01/04, Pallassana Palakkad
25
23
Kalam pattu, Aalpindi-vilakku, Percussion & Oracle, Kadammanitta Kadammanitta Pathanamthitta
15
23
Urali Padayani Folk arts & Oracle, Arinjottukavu, Kanjiravelil Kozhanchery Pathanamthitta
22
23
Aalpindi-vilakku, Percussion,Thelliyurkavu, Vennikulam Thiruvalla Pathanamthitta
30
23
Kalam pattu, Percussion & Oracle, Kallupara Thiruvalla Pathanamthitta
20
23
Pooram, Pookkode Keenur Mahadeva temple Amballur Trichur
20
23
Pooram, Puthan & Thira, Kunnambathukavu temple Chiramanangad Trichur
35
23
Utsavam, 01/10 Kazhakkoottom Trivandrum
City
23
Pooram, Sarkara Devi temple Varkkala Trivandrum
40
24
Theyyam (10), 01/04, Thottathillam Vaka Ara, Madathil Mathil, Payyannur Kannur
25
24
Theyyam (5) 01/02, Aravanjalkkavu, Aravanjal," Pulingom Payyannur Kannur
20
24
Theyyam (11), 01/05, Puliroopa Kali Temple, Ramapuram Pilathara Kannur
20
24
Theyyam (4) 01/02, & Cock sacrifice, Kayappoyil Bhagavathi Temple Pilathara Kannur
30
24
Theyyam (5) 01/02, Koliyattu Tharavadu, Periyattu Pilathara Kannur
30
24
Theyyam (4), 01/04, Panayakkattu Bhagavathi Temple Thazhekkurunthe Kannur
X
25
Utsavam, 10/10, Manikantapuram temple Changanassery Kottayam
35
25
Elephants, percussion, fireworks, Killikkavu Devi temple, Manissery Ottappalam Palakkad
25
25
Padayani , 01/02, Kadalimangalam, Venpala Thiruvalla Pathanamthitta
30
25
Utsavam, 01/10 Navayikulam Trivandrum
25
26
Utsavam, 01/08, & Kathakali, Koothu, Thullal, Sree Azhakodi Devi temple Thiruthiyad Kozhikode
6
27
Theyyam (2) 01/03, Thondachan Kottam, Vadavanthoor Via - Kangole Kannur
20
27
Naagapooja & Yakshagaanam 01/02, Sree Sasthaveswara temple Delampadi Kasargode
20
27
Vettakkorumakan thira & Kalampattu , 01/02, Kadameri Sree Paradevatha temple Vadakara Kozhikode
20
27
Pooram, Mulloor Adat Trichur
12
27
Pooram, Chirakkal,Anandapuram Iriinjalakuda Trichur
30
27
Utsavam, 01/06, Kathakali & Art forms, Thrippayya Thrimurthy temple Irinjalakuda Trichur
25
28
Theyyam (9), 01/04, Kuttiyadu Puliyooru Kali Temple,Kadannappally- Pariyaram Kannur
30
28
Theyyam, Votif animals, SreeSastha Vaningottupuram Devi temple, Poroor, 01/11 Nilambur Palakkad
35
28
Aalpindi-vilakku - Percussion -Puthankavu, Kurambala Panthalam Pathanamthitta
30
28
Pooram, Adat Trichur
15
28
Pooram, Pallipuram Payankai Devi temple Cherpu Trichur
10
28
Pooram, Vettukunnathukavu Karuvannur Trichur
25
28
Pooram, Pynkal, Kodannur Kodannur Trichur
10
28
Pooram, Edakkulathurtemple Parappur Trichur
15
28
Pooram, Attaparambu Mariyamman temple Thiruvilwamala Trichur
40
28
Elephants, percussion, Mudiyettu & Art forms, 01/02, Namborkavu Veluthur Trichur
8
29
Utsavam, 01/12, Chirangara Sree Bhagavathy temple Chalakudy Trichur
25
29
Pooram, Vettukunnathukavu Irinjalakuda Trichur
15
29
Pooram, & Art forms, Eyyal Devi temple Kechery Trichur
25
29
Pooram, Thanniyilkavu Bhagavathy temple Nandikkara Trichur
15
30
Utsavam, 08/10, Paravur Peruvarom temple Utsavam continues N. Parur Ernakulam
25
30
Theyyam (2) 01/02, Vettakkorumakan Temple,Alappadambu Payyannur Kannur
25
30
Theyyam (9) 01/02, Cherikkallu Bhagavathi Temple,Padannapuram Pilathara Kannur
20
30
Theyyam, Kathakali, Thullal, 01/03, Sree Mahalingeswara temple Nettanike Kasargode
30
30
Utsavam, 01/10, Ayyappanpara Dharma sastha temple Adoor Kollam
25
30
Kavidi & Folk arts, Sree Subramanyaswamy temple Arpookkara Kottayam
15
30
Utsavam, 10/10, Palliyarakkavu temple Changanassery Kottayam
25
30
Utsavam, 01/10 Thiruvarpu Kottayam
30
30
Utsavam, 08/08, Thirumuzhikulam temple Vaikkom Kottayam
30
30
Vettakorumakan Jayanthi - Kalampattu & coconut breaking Azhiyur Kozhikode
30
30
Kathakali Night, Monthly programme town Trichur
City

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