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Varadiyam Ayyappankavu Temple – Festival

Varadiyam Ayyappankavu temple is located at Varadiyam near Avanoor in Thrissur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Ayyappa or Sastha. The annual festival in the temple is famous as Varadiyam Ayyappankavu Pooram and is held in Makaram month. This is a colorful annual event attended by thousands of people.

Varadiyam Ayyappankavu temple is small Kerala style temple. The shrine is complete with a small sreekovil, special small shrines of Upa Devatas and a temple pond.

The annual festival is famous for Pandi Melam, Panchavadyam, caparisoned elephants, temple art forms and procession.

The shrine also observes the annual Mandala Makaravilakku Kalam starting from November 16 to January 20.