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Thekkumkara Sri Kumareshwara Temple – Information – Festival

Thekkumkara Sri Kumareshwara temple is located at Thekkumkara in Thrissur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Subrahmanya or Muruga. The annual Thaipooyam festival observed in Makarm month (January – February) is an important festival in the temple.

The Thaipooyam festival is famous for temple music, various types of Kavadis, Shoolam, and Kavadiyattam. The festival is one of the most colorful festivals in the region. Caparisoned elephants, melam, temple music and procession are part of the festival.

Skanda Sashti in Thulam month (October – November) and Thrikarthika are important festival in the temple. The temple also observes Sashti fasting in every Malayalam month – the sixth day after Karutha Vavu or Amavasya.

The temple has a square sanctum sanctorum and is built on traditional Kerala temple architecture style.




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