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Neervilakom Temple Festival – Neervilakom Sree Ayyappa Temple

Neervilakom Sree Ayyappa temple is located, around 6 km from Chengannur, at Neervilakom in Aranmula village in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. The 10-day annual festival at Neervilakom temple ends on Uthram nakshatra in Meenam month.

The annual festival is noted for ezhunnallathu and the arrival of Kala and Kuthira. Nayattu Vili sung on all days during the festival.

The main rituals include Utsava Bali, Kavadiyattam, traditional temple music, Idumban puja, velakali, seva and fireworks.

Special pujas are held during the festival period for the Bhuta Ganas. The annual procession or Palli Vetta takes place on the tenth day from temple to Kizhakke Althara.

The temple is also known as Neervilakam Sree Dharma Sastha Temple.

The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala. The shrine was knownas Mempally Kavu in Thottam Pattu, which describes the 108 Sastha temples in Kerala.