Mukhathala Murari Temple Festival



Mukhathala Murari Temple is located in Kollam District and is around 8 km east of Kollam town. The annual festival or utsavam is known as Kalabham maholstavam and is observed for 12 day starting from Shivratri. Mukhathala Murari Temple festival beginning date is March 7. The festival ends on March 18.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals and offerings. Mahabhagavatha saptaham is held from the 6th day of the festival. On the last day, the utsava murti in the temple is taken around atop a caparisoned elephant. Last day night Krishnattam is performed.

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.