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Olamattom Uravappara Sree Subramanya Swami Temple – History – Festival

Olamattom Uravappara Sree Subramanya Swami temple, also known as Malayala Palani, is located at Olamattom near Thodupuzha in Idukki district, Kerala. Muruga is worshipped in the shrine in the form of Bala Subrahmanya. The annual festival in the temple is held in Makaram month and it coincides with the Thaipooyam festival.

The temple and the surrounding areas are associated with legends of the Pandavas of the Mahabharata. It is believed that Bhima, the second of Pandavas, pushed his leg down on one of the rock to bring forth a spring. The place name Uravappara is due to this legend. Uravappara means water trickling down the rock to form a pond.

The temple is located atop a long rock and is accessed by climbing a series of steps. The murti of Subrahmanya is worshipped inside a circular sanctum sanctorum. The temple architecture is typical Kerala style architecture.

A unique offering in the temple is salt and pepper.

Sashti or the sixth day after Amavasya or Karutha Vavu is of great significance in the temple. 

Skanda Sashti is another important festival in the temple and is held in October or November.

Uravappara  Sree Subramanya Swami Temple Timing

The temple is only open during morning hours

Time is from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM

The time is extended by a hour on Sundays.