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Sakthikulangara Temple Festival – Kollam Sakthikulangara Sree Dharmasastha Temple Festival

Sakthikulangara Sree Dharmasastha Temple is observed annually in Makaram month. Sakthikulangara Temple is located near Kollam in Kerala. The shrine is around 12 km from Kollam town. The temple is dedicated to Sashtha or Shasthavu. Sakthikulangara Temple Festival 2017 date is January 8. The festival ends seven days later with Arattu on January 17, 2017.

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

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

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

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

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

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.

The festival ends on the Uthram Nakshatram day in Makaram month.

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