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Cherukattupulam Ayyappan Temple – Festival

Cherukattupulam Ayyappan temple is located on the Vaniamkulam Mannanur Road at Cherukattupulam in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Sastha or Ayyappa. The annual pratishta festival Cherukattupulam Ayyappan kavu is held on Uthram nakshatra day in Malayalam Medam month (April – May).

This is a very small shrine with a chathura sreekovil which faces east. There are shrines of upa devatas here.

The temple festival is noted for ezhunnallathu, melam, rural performing art forms of the region, vilakku and Ayyappa temple pujas and rituals.

The shrine observes the Mandala Makaravilakku kalam with various pujas, rituals and spiritual programs.