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Ayilakkad Ayyappankavu Temple – Festival

Ayilakkad Ayyappankavu temple is located at Ayilakkad in Malappuram district, Kerala. This is an ancient kavu or sacred grove dedicated to Ayyappa or Sastha. The annual festival in the temple is held in Makaram month. The festival is famous for ancient traditional rituals.

This a small shrine with traditional Kerala temple architecture. The temple also has a couple of upa devatas.

The annual festival is famous for various vesham or kolams from folk culture and Hindu scriptures. The festival is also famous for melam and procession.

The shrine also observes the Mandala Kalam and Makaravilakku (November to January). Thrikarthika is another important festival in the shrine.

The Prathishta dinam in the temple is also held in Makram month.