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Peerumedu Sree Krishna Temple - History - Festival - Gods Worshipped

Peerumedu Sree Krishna temple is located at Azhutha in Peerumedu village in Idukki district, Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is observed in such a manner that it ends with Arattu on Rohini Nakshatra in Meenam month.

The Sree Krishna worshipped in the temple is known as Venna Krishnan. The deity faces west. The Upa Devata in the temple is Ganapathy.

The temple was built by Travancore kings who used to visit the place for vacation. They used to reside in the Kuttikkanam Palace. The temple was built the regent Sethulakshmi Bai for worship.

Important rituals associated with Sri Krishna temples in Kerala are observed during the 10-day festival. The festival begins with flag hoisting or kodiyettam. Temple arts, folk arts, music, dance and cultural programs are held during the period. Deepalankara is an important event during the period. The festival comes to an end with Arattu on the Rohini nakshatra in Meenam month.