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Ezhamkulam Thookkam 2025 date – Garudan Thookam And Kumbha Bharani Festival At Ezhamkulam Devi Temple

Ezhamkulam Thookkam is annually held in the Kumbham month as per traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Ezhamkulam Thookkam 2025 date is March 5. The ritual is performed to please the Goddess worshipped in the shrine and is undertaken by a few devotees after doing the necessary purification rituals and vratam. Ezhamkulam Devi temple Kumbha Bharani festival is on March 4, 2025. 

The Pongala festival in the temple is observed on the first Sunday in Makaram month - January 19, 2025.
Ezhamkulam Thookkam Date

Devotees hang from a chariot in the ritual and move around the shrine imitating Garuda, the Vahana or vehicle of Vishnu. Hundreds of devotees participate in the Garudan Thookam festival.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights. The annual festival is noted for various other rituals. A fair is organized during the period

The festival is associated with the Kumbha Bharani ritual in the shrine. Ezhamkulam thookkam is observed on the next day of Kumbha Bharani.

Ezhamkulam temple is located around 6 km from Adoor in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala.

The main deity in the temple is Goddess Bhadrakali. The prathishta is Kannadi Shila and the deity faces north. 

Legend a married woman of the area was abandoned by her husband at Kodungallur. It is said that Goddess Bhadrakali accompanied the married woman from Kodungallur to Ezhamkulam to protect her. The Goddess Bhadrakali then stayed here. 

Ezhamkulam Devi Temple Pongala And Festivals

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Yogeeswaran, Yakshi, Rakshas and Nagam. 

The temple is managed and maintained by 10 Karas of the area.

The shrine also observes Makara Bharani (January - February) with rituals associated with Bhagavathy temples.

The shrine also observes the annual Maha Shivratri festival in Kumbha Masam (February - March).