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Thakazhy Sree Dharma Sastha Temple Annual Festival – Utsavam at Thakazhy Temple

Thakazhy Sree Dharma Sastha Temple is located at Thakazhy in Alappuzha District in Kerala. The annual festival or utsavam in the shrine is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. The shrine is dedicated to Dharma Sastha or Sasthavu. The shrine is located around 20 km from Alappuzha. Thakazhy Sree Dharma Sastha Temple Festival beginning date in 2016 is February 17. The festival ends with Arattu on February 24, 2016.

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.

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

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

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

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.