Sree Veerasthanam Viruttanam Bhagavathy Temple is located at Viruttanam in Thrissur District in Kerala. The shrine is located around 15 km from Wadakkanchery. The annual festival begins on the Rohini Nakshatram in Malayalam Kumbham month. Viruttanam Temple festival 2016 beginning date is February 16. The festival ends with Arattu on February 25, 2016.
The annual festival is noted for various rituals including Pallivetta and Ezhunnallippu.
Thousands of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.
Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.
The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
The festivities end with Arattu on the final day – the Atham Nakshatram day.