Festivals

Festive occasions in Thamaramkulangara Sree Dharmasastha temple are

Makaravilakku

Makaravilakku,  the annual festival of this temple bears a unique status.  It comes in the month of January every year. As per the Malayalam Era, the first day of the Makaram Month  is celebrated as the Makaravilakku in the temple. Thamaramkulangara Ayyappa  Seva Samithy designs the programmes of Makaravilakku in such a way to keep the holiness of the temple precincts.

The six day long celebrations begins with the Holy Flag hoisting (Kodiyettam ) by Chief Priest ( Thantri) five days prior to the Makaravilakku day.

Dwaja Prathishta Dinam

Dwaja Prathishta Dinam is the anniversary of the erection of the Holy Flag Post (Kodimaram) in the temple. It is celebrated every year on Meenam 11th as per Malayalam calendar.

Panguni Uthram

Panguni Uthram is the Birthday of Lord Sree Dharmasastha. Uthram star in the month of Meenam, as per Malayalam era is celebrated as Panguni Uthram.  Uthram Thiruanl Sadya, Sangeetharchana, Koottappa Nivedyam, Pushpabhishekam are the highlights of this festival.

Vishu vilakku

Vishu is celebrated on the first day of Medam as per Malayalam Calendar. Vishu is celebrated with Vishu Kani, Vishu Kaineettam and by conducting Maha Ganapathy Homam.

Karkidaka Niramala

The temple is decorated with different types of flowers and traditional oil lamps in the last day of the Karkidakam month of Malayalam Calendar. This day is celebrated as the Karkidaka Niramala.

Navarathri

Navarathri is celebrated in the temple on the Durgashtami, Mahanavami and Vijayadasami day every year with cultural programmes that cultivates Bhakthi in the temple precincts and Vidyarambham is performed in the temple on VijayaDasami day. Its considered very auspicious to have Vidyarambham infront Lord Sree Dharmasastha.

Sasthaam Paattu

Sasthaam Paattu is a traditional art found in the central Kerala. It is also known as Ayyappan Paattu.  Its a musical art form in which a team of people sings the songs praising Lord Ayyappa by playing a unique percussion instrument called ‘Udukku’. The main attraction among the songs is the song that describes the Birth of Lord Ayyappa.

In Thamaramkulangara, Sasthaam Paattu is Performed on the first Saturday of  Vrischikam month as per the Malayalam era. In the noon of Sasthaam Paattu day, Annadhaanam is performed to all the Devotees.

Kalamezhuthum Pattum

Kalamezhuthum Pattum is done as an offering to Goddess Bhadrakali during the first Friday in the month of Vrischikam as per Malayalam Calendar.

Mandalavilakku

Mandalavilakku is celebrated on the 41st day of the Mandalakaalam. Mandalakaalam begins on the first day of Vrischikam.