Poonjar Koickal Sree Dharma Sastha Temple Festival is located at Poonjar in Kerala. The temple is around 2 km from Poonjar town. The annual temple festival is observed in Makaram month. Poonjar Koickal Sree Dharma Sastha Temple festival 2016 date is February 3. The festival ends with Arattu on February 9.
The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
The annual festival is noted for various rituals. Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.
Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.
Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.
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.