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Kumaranchira Devi Temple Annual Festival in Kollam - Kumaranchira Devi Temple Utsavam

Kumaranchira Devi Temple is located at Sooranad South in Kollam District in Kerala. The shrine is located around 5 km from Sasthamcotta. The shrine is dedicated to Mother Goddess Devi. The annual pooram festival is held on the first Tuesday of Kumbham month. 

Kuthira and Kettukazhcha are the most important event during the annual festival. The festival is famous for floats depicting characters and scenes from Hindu epics and Puranas.

Unique rituals are observed during the weeklong festival. A fair too is part of the festival. 
Traditional performing arts, music, songs and other cultural activities are held during the period. Caparisoned elephants, colorful processions and fireworks are other highlights. The festival ends with arattu on the final day.

Laksha Deepam or lighting of more than 100,000 lamps is another event here.

Black bangles are offered in the temple by couples for the birth of healthy children.

The deity worshipped in the temple is the sister of Puthiyakavu Bhagavathi at Karunagapally. The popular belief is that the deity came atop a olakkuda - traditional Kerala umbrella to this place from Puthiyakavu temple. 

Jeevatha Ezhunellippu is another highlight of the temple.