Kathiravankunnu Temple Pooyam Festival - Kathiravan Kunnu Balamurugan Temple near Puthoor



Kathiravan Kunnu Balamurugan Temple is located at Kathiravankunnu near Puthoor in Kollam District in Kerala. The annual pooyam ritual organized in the temple attracts hundreds of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Subramanya or Muruga. Kathiravankunnu 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.

Kavadiyattam, display of colorful kavadis and fireworks are the highlight of the festival.

On the Pooyam day, people also pierce their body with small lance, or vel. This is done for getting desires fulfilled.