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Ayilyam Festival at Veliyam Anchumoorthi Temple in Kerala

Ayilyam Nakshatra in Kanni Masam as per Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala is of great significance at Veliyam Anchumoorthi Temple, which has a place designated for Nagas or Serpents. On this day, special rituals and pujas dedicated to Nagaraja and Nagayakshi are performed. The shrine is located at Veliyam village near Kottarakkara in Kerala. Veliyam Anchumoorthi Temple Ayilyam festival 2024 is September 28.

The offerings made on the day include Noorum Palum and Kadalipazham.

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 Kollam and Pathanamthitta to offer prayers at the temple.