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Aazhimala Shiva Temple Festival – Azhimala Temple Festival in Makaram Month

Azhimala Shiva Temple is located in Trivandrum District. The shrine is around 8 km from Kovalam. The annual temple festival is observed in Makarm month. Aazhimala Shiva Temple festival beginning date is February 3. The arattu will be observed on February 12.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.