Thaipooyam Festival at Thekkumkara Sri Kumareshwara Temple in Thrissur District

Thekkumkara Sri Kumareshwara Temple is located at Thekkumkara in Thrissur District and is around 7 km from Wadakkanchery. A colorful procession is held here during pooyam festival in Makram month. The shrine is dedicated to Muruga or Subrahmanya. Thekkumkara Sri Kumareshwara Temple Thaipooyam festival 2016 date is January 24.

Mayil Kavadi, Palkavadi and various other types of Kavadi are taken on the day to the shrine. Kavadiyattam is another important ritual.

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.