Kidangoor Utsavam – Annual Festival at Subramanya Swamy Temple at Kidangoor

Kidangoor Subramanya Swamy Temple is located around 10 km from Pala in Kottayam District. The temple is dedicated to Subrahmanya or Muruga. The utsavam or annual temple festival in the shrine is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Kidangoor Subrahmanya Swamy Temple festival beginning date in 2016 is February 15. The festival ends with Arattu on February 24, 2016.

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

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.

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

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

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.