Petta Shri Dharmashasta Temple
annual festival is observed in Kumbham month. The shrine is located at Erumely
an important halting point on the way to Sabarimala. The shrine is dedicated to
Sastha. Erumely Temple Annual Festival beginning date in 2016 is February 15. Arattu rituals will be observed on February 24.
Various unique rituals are observed during the festival.
The temple is decorated with coconut fronds, leaves, flowers, lamps and lights for the occasion.
Hundreds of people arrive at the shrine to take the blessings of Mother Goddess.
Caparisoned elephants, melam, traditional music and arts are part of the festivities.
The festival ends with Arattu.