Thaipooyam Festival at Thayamkulangara Sree Subrahmanya Temple – Thayamkulangara Temple Pooyam Festival

Thayamkulangara Sree Subrahmanya Temple is located at Thayamkulangara near Thrissur in Kerala. The temple is around 12 km from Thrissur town. Pooyam Festival in, Malayalam month, Makaram is of great importance in this shrine. Thayamkulangara Sree 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.