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Achankovil Temple Festival

The annual temple festival in the famous Achankovil Temple is held in Dhanu Masam (December). Achankovil Sastha temple is one among the five important Ayyappa temples in Kerala. Achankovil Temple festival 2023 date is from December 16 to December 25. Achankovil temple ratholsavam is on December 24, 2023. Arattu festival is on December 25.

The annual temple festival is held in such a manner that the Arattu is observed a day before Sabarimala Mandala Puja. The ratholsavam is held two days before Mandala Puja.

The most important event during the festival is the ratholsavam or therottam. Big chariot is pulled around the designated path in the temple.

Pushpabhishekam on Revati nakshatra in Makaram month is another important event here. It is believed that this temple uses the largest number of flowers for Pushpabhishekam in South India. This is on January 17, 2024.