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Arpookara Temple Festival – Arpookara Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple

 Arpookara Sri Subramanya Swami Temple is located 500 meters west of Kottayam Medical College Bus Stand in Kottayam, Kerala. Arpookara Temple testival 2023 date is November 14 to November 19. The 8-day annual festival ends with Arattu on the Shukla Paksha Sashti day in Vrischikam month.

The main deity in the temple is Subramanya Swami or Murugan and the deity faces east. The sanctum sanctorum is circular – vatta sreekovil.

The temple is noted for its magnificent wooden sculptures and mural paintings.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Sri Krishna, Shiva, Sastha, Rakshas and Ganapathy.

The temple has a koothambalam.

Although the temple is managed by Travancore Devaswom Board, the right to conduct seeveli and opening and closing of the sreekovil is done by Padakasseri Illam, who were the owners of the temple in olden days.