Thirunakkara Sri Krishna Temple Festival at Kottayam

Thirunakkara Sri Krishna Swamy Temple is located at Thirunakkara, Kottyam, in Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. The temple is located within Kottayam town. The annual festival is observed in Makaram month. Eruva Sri Krishna Swamy Temple Festival 2016 date is from January 20 to January 27. Ratholsvam, or chariot festival, will be observed in January 27, 2016.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

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.