Karakkudam Sree Subrahmanya Swami Temple is located at Nechoor in Ernakulam District. The temple is located around 6 km from Piravom. The annual pooyam festival in Malayalam Makaram month attracts scores of devotees. Karakkudam Sree Subrahmanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam festival 2016 date is January 24.
Special pujas and rituals are held throughout the day in the temple dedicated to Subrahmanya or Muruga.
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.
Melam, Kavadiyattam, various types of colorful Kavadi and fireworks are part of the festival.