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Mukkoottuthara Thiruvambadi Sreekrishna Swami Temple Festival

Mukkoottuthara Thiruvambadi Sree Krishna Swami Temple is located in Pathanamthitta District. The shrine is located around 12 km from Erumeli south. The annual festival in the temple is observed in Makaram month. The festival ends with Arattu.

The temple has a round sanctum sanctorum. The small shrine is complete with a chuttambalam and kodimaram.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Goddess Devi, Ayyappa and Sarpam.

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.