Ramankulangara Devi Temple is located in Kollam town. The annual Thalappoli festival in the temple is held in Kumbham month. The festival attracts scores of devotees. Ramankulangara Thalappoli festival 2016 date is February 24.
Thalappoli is a unique ritual in Kerala. In the ritual, women and young girls carry thalam (plate) in their hands. Thalam is filled with rice, flowers and a lighted lamp. It is a symbol of prosperity.
In some temples, only unmarried girls are allowed to take Thalappoli.
The temple is decorated with plantain, tender coconut, coconut leaves and lamps for the occasion.