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Ooramana Shivaly Bala Subrahmanya Swami Temple – Festival

Ooramana Shivaly Bala Subrahmanya Swami temple is located at Ooramana in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to the child form of Muruga or Subrahmanya. The annual festival in the temple is held for two days on Thaipooyam in Makaram month.

The main rituals during the two days include abhishekam, malarnaivedhyam, pantheeradi pooja, navagam, panchagavya, kalasha pooja, and kalasabhishekam

The second day that is the Thaipooyam day is famous for Kavadi and Kavadi abhishekam. Balaottu and prasada oottu are held on the day.

In Bala Ottu, young children below the age of five sit along with Bala Subrahmanya and have food. It is believed that this ritual will help in removing all kinds of problems faced by children including health and those related to studies. Couples who wish to have children bring children of other people for the ritual.

The famous Shivaly Sashti is held during the Shukla Paksha Sashti in Vrischika Masam.