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Parappukkara Subrahmanya Temple – Sashti Festival 2024 – History

Parappukkara Subrahmanya Swamy temple is located at Parappukkara in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Subrahmanya or Murugan. The annual festival in the temple is held during the shukla paksha sashti in Meda Masam (April – May). Parappukkara Sashti 2024 date is May 13.

As per local history, the temple is located at the spot where a king had darshan of Subramanya Swamy. The king got darshan of Balamurugan or the child form of Subramania.

The temple was attacked and the murti mutilated by the army of Tipu Sultan. The temple was later renovated by people of the area.

The upa devatas worshiped in the temple are Ganapathi, Shiva, Goddess Bhadrakali, Sastha, Maha Vishnu and Brahmarakshas.

The annual festival in the temple is famous for ezhunnallathu, melam, nadaswaram, colorful procession with kavadis, and various tableau and floats. Various abhishekams, pushpanjali, kalasham and tantric pujas and rituals are part of the annual festival.

The temple observes Sasti fasting day during the velutha paksha, and Thaipooyam in makara masam. The temple also observes Vinayaka Chaturthi in chinga masam, vidyarambham, Shivratri and Thiruvathira in Dhanu Masam.

The temple has a vatta sreekovil – round sanctum sanctorum which faces east. The sankalpam of Murugan in the temple is that of his child form.