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Ayilyam Festival at Poojappura Nagarukavu Temple in Kerala – Nagarukavu Temple Ayilyam Nakshatram Rituals

Ayilyam Nakshatra or birth star in Kanni Masam as per Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala is of great significance at Poojappura Nagaru Kavu Temple, which is famous for Nagaraja worship. On this day, special rituals and pujas dedicated to Snakes including Nagaraja and Nagayakshi are performed. The shrine is located at Poojappura in Trivandrum, Kerala. Poojappura Nagaru Kavu Temple Ayilyam Festival 2022 date is September 22. The festival is a three day affair and begins two days before Ayilyam Nakshatra.

The offerings made on the day include Noorum Palum and Kadalipazham. Special nagapooja and sarpabali are offered in the Naga shrine here.

It is considered highly auspicious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas by performing pujas on the day.

Thousands of devotees arrive from various parts of Kerala to offer prayers at the temple.