Kumarakom Subrahmanya Temple is located at Kumarakom in Kerala. Kumarakom gets its name from the temple (kumara and akam which in combination means home of Lord Subrahmanya). The shrine has history of nearly 2000 years. Pooyam Festival in, Malayalam month, Makaram is of great importance in this shrine. Kumarakom Subrahmanya Temple Thaipooyam festival 2016 date is January 24, Sunday.
Thaipooyam Festival in Makara Masam (January – February) attracts thousands of devotees. Mayil Kavadi, Palkavadi and various other types of Kavadi are taken on the day to the shrine.
Special pujas are also offered on the day from morning to evening.
The main ritual on the Thaipooyam day is the taking of Kavadi to the temple and going around the temple with it to the accompaniment of traditional temple music.
People also pierce their body with small lance or vel for desire fulfillment or as part of thanksgiving for desires fulfilled.