Arattupuzha Pooram 2016 at Sree Sastha Temple, Arattupuzha Pooram 2016 date…
Arattupuzha Pooram at Sree Sastha Temple at Arattupuzha is a grand annual festival which is also referred to as the ‘Mother of all Pooram Festivals’ in Kerala. Arattupuzha is a village located near Puthukkad in Thrissur district. In 2016, Arattupuzha Pooram date is March 22.
The Sree Sastha Temple, dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, which is believed to be more than 3000 years old and its premises are the venue for the festivities. It is believed that during the festival period, Lord Ayyappa, the presiding deity at the Sree Sastha Temple is visited by gods and goddesses of the neighbouring villages.
Arattupuzha Pooram festival is celebrated for seven days in which the last two days attract thousands of devotees. This festival is attended by thousands of devotees not only from across the state of Kerala but also from neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
The Major Events of Arattupuzha Pooram Festival
Ghee Offering, Shudhi – Samarppanam, Kodiyettam, Thiruvathira Purappad, Peruvanam Pooram, Sastha at Pidikkaparambu Temple, Tharakkal Pooram, Sastha at Thottippal Temple, Arattupuzha Pooram, Devasamgamam, Kootti Ezhunnellippu, Arattu and Upacharam and Gramabali.