The Arattu Festival of Janardhana Swamy Temple
is held every year in Meenam
(March-April) for 10 days. It commences with Kodiyettu (flag hoisting) on the Karthika day and ends with arattu
on the Uthram day. A peculiar section of this festival is a grand procession led by barded elephants.
Janardhana Swamy Temple is located on the beach road at Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram District.