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Sree Subramanya Swamy Temple

Sree Subramanya Swamy Temple is located at Harippad, on the Thiruvananthapuram-Alappuzha highway. The presiding deity is Lord Muruga, known as Subramanya Swamy. It is one of the oldest and important temples in Kerala. Spanning over a hectare of land, the temple architecture gives a fine example of the traditional Kerala style temple.

The temple conducts three festivals annually. They are in the Tamil months of Aavani (August - September), Margazhi (December - January), Chithtrai (April - May), of which the Chithtrai festival is the most important. During the Chithtrai festival, the first day of the Malayalam New Year - Vishu, there is a procession with the golden peacock throne, which attracts scores of people. The articles needed for celebrating Vishu are brought from the Kalarickal temple at Karuvatta. Kaartikai Deepam and Thaipooya Mahotsavam are also celebrated here.

Another major attraction is the peacocks in the temple.

Updated on 9th October, 2005
District: Alappuzha


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