Thiruvanvandoor Temple Festival – Utsavam at Thiruvanvandoor Vishnu Temple near Cherthala



Thiruvanvandoor Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and it is located around 7 km from Chengannur in Alappuzha District in Kerala. The annual festival or utsavam is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Thiruvanvandoor Vishnu Temple annual festival 2016 beginning date is March 1.

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

Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, are performed as part of the festival.

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

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.

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

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