Ilangulam Sastha Temple Festival near Kanjirappally in Kerala

Ilangulam Sastha Temple is located near Kanjirappally in Kottyam District, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Dharma Sastha. The annual festival is observed in Makaram month. Ilangulam Sastha Temple Temple festival 2016 date is from January 23 to January 28.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.