Kottakkal Pooram is a famous temple festival of Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala Viswambara Temple. This temple is located in Malappuram district of Kerala.
In 2016, Kottakkal Pooram begins on 3 April and ends on 8 April.
Kottakkal Pooram is celebrated to honour Lord Dhanvantari, the patron god of medicine and health in Hindu dharma. The grand celebrations in connection with the festival also includes cultural programmes by famous artists. During the seven days, famous classical artistes of the country perform here.
Kottakkal Pooram has no restrictions on the basis of religion, community, or caste. People of all faiths are allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the temple on the courtyard of the Arya Vaidya Sala headquarters, Kailasamandiram.