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Thaipooyam Festival at Njarakkal Sree Shaktidhara Temple – Njarakkal Temple Pooyam Festival

Njarakkal  Sree Shaktidhara Temple is located at Njarakkal in Vypin in Kerala. The temple is around 16 km from Ernakulam town. Pooyam Festival in, Malayalam month, Makaram is of great importance in this shrine. Njarakkal  Sree Shaktidhara Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10, Friday.

Thaipooyam Festival in Makara Masam (January – February) attracts thousands of devotees. Mayil Kavadi, Palkavadi and various other types of Kavadi are taken on the day to the shrine.

Special pujas are also offered on the day from morning to evening.

The main ritual on the Thaipooyam day is the taking of Kavadi to the temple and going around the temple with it to the accompaniment of traditional temple music.

People also pierce their body with small lance or vel for desire fulfillment or as part of thanksgiving for desires fulfilled.