Arookutty Sree Mathanam Temple is located in Alappuzha District in Kerala and is around 12 km south of Kochi. The annual festival or Utsavam in the temple is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. The shrine is dedicated to Mother Goddess Bhagavathy. Arookutty Sree Mathanam Temple festival 2016 beginning date is March 6.
The annual festival is noted for various rituals and offerings.
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 festival ends with arattu.