Nelpini Sree Narayanapuram Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Nelpini Sree Narayanapuram Temple is located at Nelpini in Thrissur District. The temple is around 8 km from Kodungallur. The annual pooyam ritual organized in the temple in Makaram month attracts hundreds of devotees. Nelpini Sree Narayanapuram 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.

Caparisoned elephants, 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.