Thaipoosam Festival at Alampallam Chaithanya Mahaganapathi Temple– Thaipooyam Festival near Kollengode
Alampallam Chaithanya Mahaganapathi Temple is located at Alampallam village and is around 23 km from Palakkad in Kerala and around 2 km from Kollengode. The annual Thaipoosam festival organized on the Poosam nakshatra day in Thai month in the temple attracts hundreds of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Subramanya or Muruga. Alampallam Chaithanya Mahaganapathi Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10, Friday.
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.
The highlight of the day are Kramarchana, followed by Kavadi Pooja, Kavadiyattam, and Panaka Pooja concluding with the distribution of prasadam to devotees.