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Umayanalloor Sree Bala Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Umayanalloor Sree Bala Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is located at Asharimukku, Umayanalloor, near Kollam in Kerala. Lord Muruga is worshipped here in child form. The annual Pooyam festival held in Makaram month attracts thousands of devotees. Umayanalloor Sree Bala Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam Festival 2017 date is February 10.

Special pujas and rituals are held throughout the day in the temple.

Carrying Kavadi is the main ritual on the day. People carry various types of Kavadi to the temple. Traditional temple music is part of the procession.

Some people enter into trance and dance wildly during the procession.

On the Pooyam day, people also pierce their body with small lance, or vel. This is done for getting desires fulfilled.