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Ulloor Balasubramanya Swamy Temple – History – Information - Festival

Ulloor Balasubramanya Swamy temple is located at Ulloor in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to the child form of Murugan. The Darshanam of Ulloor Balasubramanya swamy is towards east.

A unique aspect of Ulloor Balasubramanya Swamy murti is that he is not holding a lance (Vel). A unique offering in the shrine is honey mixed with batter known as Thinamavu. Other important offerings include Malar Podi and Unniyappam.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Sastha, Shiva, Yakshi and Nagam.

As per history, the temple was a Sastha temple and was known as Annattu Sasthavu. The Sastha prathishta is inside a nalukettu. There was some untoward incident in the Nedumangad royal family. When astrologers were consulted as a solution they suggested prathishta of Subrahmanya Swami in the Sastha temple in Ulloor.

The main festival observed in the temple is Thaipooyam. A nine-day festival dedicated to Sastha is held on Meenam month. Atham nakshatra is the most important day during the nine-day festival.