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Umayanalloor Sree Bala Subramanya Swamy Temple – Information – Festival – History

Umayanalloor Sree Bala Subramanya Swamy temple is located at Umayanalloor, in Mayyanad, Kollam district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is the child form of Muruga – Sree Bala Subramanya Swamy. The darshanam of the temple is towards west.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathi and Devi.

The 8-day annual festival concludes with arattu on Karthika nakshatra in Meenam month. Kuthira Kettu utsavam is held here. Another unique ritual is Anaval Pidutham – local people attempt to get hold of the tail of the elephant in this festival ritual.

Once in three years the Devi worshipped in the temple is taken in procession to a nearby paddy field.

As per history, the temple was built by King Keralavarma of Deshinganattu for his daughter. The temple was also associated with Umayamma Rani (late 1600s).

The temple was managed by Umayanalloor, Akavoor and Umamopali Manas.