Vellimon Kottaram Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple Festival – Vellimon Kottaram Ganapati Utsavam



Vellimon Kottaram Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple is located at Vellimon in Kollam District in Kerala. The annual festival or utsavam in the shrine is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. The shrine is dedicated to Ganesha. The shrine is located around 4 km from Kundara. Vellimon Kottaram Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple Festival 2016 beginning date is February 17.

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

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

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.