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Kuzhoor Sree Subramanya Swamy Temple - Deity Worshipped - Festival

 Kuzhoor Sree Subramanya Swamy temple is located on the Mala – Eravathoor road in Thrissur district, Kerala. The 8-day annual festival is observed in such a way that ends with Arattu on the Karthika nakshatra day in Vrischikam month.

The most important day during the festival is the ‘Ekadasi Vilakku’ on the 6th day of the festival – famous for Ekadashi melam. Seeveli featuring fifteen elephants, Panchari Melam, Jhamba Melam, Panchavadyam, Kudamattam etc are part of the festival. Panchavadyam are held on the fourth, fifth and sixth day of the festival.

Kurathiyattam is an important temple art performed during the period. It is believed that this is one of the favorite art form of Subramanya Swamy.

The murti of Bala Subrahmanya in the temple is nearly 6 feet tall and faces east. The deity in the temple is brahmachari and therefore women do not stand straight in front and worship the deity.

Kuzhoor Sree Subramanya Swamy Temple

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Sastha, Ganapathy, Bhagavathy, Brahma Rakshas and Nagaraja.

The sreekovil of the temple is three storied. Kuzhoor was one of the ancient 32 Namboothiri villages in Kerala.  The Bala Subrahmanya worshiped in the temple was consecrated by the Namboothiri.