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Ayyappan Vilaku

ayyapanvilakk Every year the entire Vrischikam and part of Dhanu months are considered to be the holy 41 days of Mandalakalam. In these days special poojas are conducted in the temple especially for Lord Ayyapan. Ayyappan Vilakku is conducted on the first Saturday of Vrischikam. The whole night rituals & poojas are conducted in a specially constructed and decorated mandapam. Special poojas are conducted for Lord Ayyappan. Traditional Ayyappan Pattu (keertanams) is an integral part of the Vilakku. The whole poojas are conducted in traditional style without compromise on any of its aspects.
Thiri Uzhichil is also performed as one of the items in Ayyappan Vilakku festival. This item is performed early morning after the Ayappa Jananam (Birth of Ayyappa) ritual and the Paal kindi ezhunnallippu (ritual procession of Ayyappa bringing tigress’ milk)..