Kandamangalam Rajarajeshwari Temple is located at Kandamangalam in Alappuzha District and is around 5 km from Cherthala. The annual pooyam ritual organized in the temple attracts hundreds of devotees. Muruga is a subsidiary deity in the temple. Kandamangalam Rajarajeshwari Temple Thaipooyam festival 2016 date is January 24.
Special pujas and rituals are held throughout the day in the temple.
Carrying Kavadi is the main ritual on the day. People carry various types of Kavadi to the temple in procession. Traditional temple music is part of the procession.
On the Pooyam day, people also pierce their body with small lance, or vel. This is done for getting desires fulfilled.
Caparisoned elephants, melam, Kavadiyattam, various types of colorful Kavadi and fireworks are part of the festival.