Festival celebrations ( Uthsavom )   4th  February, 2014 to 11th February, 2014

The annual festival usually falls during January/February ( corresponding to Makaram month ) and is spread over 8 days. The festival of the year 2014 is from 4th  February to 11th February.

 

The uthsavom starts with Kodiyettam( hoisting of the temple flag ) on the first day evening. On the seventh day there is Pakalpooram, when the deity is being taken out in procession with caparisoned elephants with Panchavadyam and finally terminating at Durbar Hall Ground after the famous Pandimelam and colourful fire works. On the final day around evening, in a solemn ceremony the flag is lowered and the deity is then taken for the Arattu ( holy bath ) in the nearby temple tank. After that starts the famous Arattu procession with the accompaniment of Panchavadyam. The procession terminates at Durbar Hall Ground. The grand fireworks then bring the curtain down to this weeklong festival. During all these days Sheeveli is arranged inside the temple and the best available Chendamelam artists are arranged for this. Special poojas connected with this festival are conducted everyday by famous priests from Chennose and Puliyannur Mana. A variety of cultural programmes are also arranged during these days. Special emphasis is given to promote temple arts like Ottanthuallal, Paatakam, Thayambaka, Kathakali, Classical dances, Classical music concerts, Bhajans etc. Annadanam is also arranged. Thousands of people throng the temple for witnessing these programmes. Watching the Pakalpooram and Arattu processions will be an unforgettable experience for anybody. The adjacent Durbar Hall ground becomes a beehive of activities during the Uthsavom. Various stalls are set up here selling consumer items. Some companies use this festival week to introduce or market their products.

 

1 st day 4/02/2014 Tuesday

1189 Makaram 22

5.00 AM onwards

Parikalashabhishekam

'7.00 AM

Brahmakalashabhishekam

9.00 AM onwards

Sheeveli ; Kootavedi Vazhipadu

7.30 PM onwards

Kodiyettom

 Kootavedi Vazhipadu

Outside the temple : Northern side

6.30 PM to 7.30 PM

NirthaSandhya

Ernakulam Karayogam Dance Students.

7.30 PM onwards

LalithaGanalayam

Sri. K.M Udayan and party.

Inside the temple: Northern side

6.00 PM onwards

Bhajana                                     Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Ernakulam

 

8.15 PM onwards

Arangettam of GowriSankara Kshetrakalalaya Students.

10.00 PM onwards

 Kodipurathu Vilakku

DH Ground 7.00 PM onwards 

Nirtha Nirthyangal

Cochin Kalamandir

 

2 nd day 5/02/2014  Wednesday

1189 Makaram 23

Inside the temple   

10.30 AM onwards

Ottanthullal

Sri. Ranjith

6.00 PM to 7.00 PM

Thiruvathirakali

Poornanjali Tripunithura.

7.30 PM

Thayampaka

Sri. Killikurishimangalam Srihari.

Outside the temple : Northern side

5.45 PM

SangeethaAaradhana

7.00 PM  

Pullamkuzhal Kacheri

Master Sruthisagar, Chennai

DH Ground  6.45 PM onwards ( DH ground )

Ganamela : Old is Gold

Sangam Kalagroup, Ernakulam.

Ernakulathappan Hall

9.30 PM

Major Set Kathakali

Purappadu.

  

3 rd day 6/02/2014 Thursday

1189 Makaram 24

Inside the temple:  Northern

10.30 AM onwards

Ottanthullal

Sri. Maruthorvattom Kannan

5.45 PM

Sangeetharadhana

Kumari Megha Krishnan

6.45 PM

Thiruvathirakali

Tharangini Group Edappally

7.30 PM

Thayampaka

Sri. Kalluvazhi Prakashan

Outside the temple : Northern side

5.45 PM

VadhyaSangeetham

Kalanikethan Students.

7.00 PM

Mohiniaatam

Smt. Sreekala Mohandas

DH Ground  6.45 PM onwards ( DH ground )

NirthaNirthyangal

Nirthakairali.

Ernakulathappan Hall

9.30 PM

 Major Set Kathakali.

Purappadu.

 

  

4 th day 7/02/2014 Friday

1189 Makaram 25

Inside Nalambalam

10.30 AM

Uthsavakoothu

Sri. Margi Madhu Muzhikulam

Inside the temple:  Northern

10.30 AM

Parayanthullal

Sri. Pradeep Arattupuzha

5.45 PM onwards

Keyboard Kacheri,

Kumari Pooja Namboothiri

7.30 PM onwards

Thayampaka Double

Sri. Kaloor Unnikrishan

Sri. Cheruppulasheri Rajesh

Outside the temple : Northern side

5.30 PM

Sangeetharchana

Sruthi School of Music, Ayyappankavu

7.00 PM 

Sangeethakkacheri

Smt.Seetha Narayanan, Chennai.

DH Ground  6.45 PM onwards

Nirthanjali

“Bhakthameera”

Direction: Sri. Sunil Nelloyi.

 

  

5 th day 8/02/2014 Saturday

1189 Makaram 26

Inside the temple

10.30 AM

SheethakkanThullal

Sreevatsam Prafulkumar, Kadathuruthy

5.45 PM to 6.45 PM

 Ganamritham

Kalaivani, Ernakulam

6.45 PM to 7.30 PM

NirthaNirthyagal

Kumari Meenakshi

8.30 PM

Thayampaka

Sri. Poroor Unnikrishnan

Outside the temple : Northern side

5.45 PM to 7.15 PM

Bharathanatyam

Smt Mahima Subramanian

7.15 PM 

Sangeethakkacheri

Sri. Sikkil C Gurucharan

DH Ground  6.45 PM onwards

Ganamela

 

 

6 th day 9/02/2014 Sunday

1189 Makaram 27

Cheriya Vilakku

Inside the temple:  Northern side

6.00 AM onwards

Sampoorna Narayaneeyam Parayanam

Smt. Rajam R. Menon

10.00 AM onwards

Uthsavabali

12.00 AM

Uthsavabali Darshanam,

Kootavedi Vazhipadu

5.00 PM

Ottanthullal

Sri. Kalamandalam Prabhakaran & Party  

6.30 PM

Spiritual Discourse

Dr. Aravindakshan , Thissur

“Kshetra Aradhanayum Annushtanagalum”

 

8.30 PM

Thayambaka

Sri. Kaloor Ramankutty

11.00 PM

Cheriya Vilakku

Outside the temple : Northern side

5.45 PM to 7.15 PM

Sangeethakkacheri

Sri. S Ramalingam

7.15 PM 

Sangeethakkacheri

Sri. Ramakrishna Murthy

DH Ground  6.00 PM  

NirthaNirthyangal

Smt. Vijaya Sangeetha & party, Ernakulam

8.30 PM

Athri Events

Sri. Janardhan Athri & party

 

  

7 th day 10/02/2014 Monday

1189 Makaram 28

Valiya Vilakku

Inside the temple:  Northern side

10.30 AM onwards

Ottanthullal

Master Nathukrishna & Master Nithukrishna

12.00 AM onwards

Akshara sloka sadassu

Srikrishna Akshara Sloka Samithi, Paravoor

5.45 PM to 7.15 PM

Sangeetharchana

Kumari Amritha Satyanath &            Kumari Archana Satyanath

7.15 PM

Sangeethakacheri

Master Vishnu A Krishnan

3.00 PM

Pakalpooram

From Dewan’s road

Major Set Panchavadyam

 Sri. Chotanikkara Vijayan Marar & party

7.00 PM  ( D H road )

Kootavedi Vazhipadu

Outside the temple : Northern side

5.45 PM to 7.15 PM

Sangeetharchana

Kerala Fine Arts Society

7.15 PM onwards

NirthyaNirthangal

Srisharada Nirthyakalamandir, Mattancherry

6.00 PM

Pakalpooram

Kudamattam

Pandimelam

8.30 PM ( DH ground )

Karimarunnu Prayogam

9.00 PM onwards ( D H ground )

Ganamela

11.00 PM onwards ( inside temple)

Valiya Vilakku

Pallivetta

   

8 th day 11/02/2014 Tuesday

1189 Makaram 29

Aarrattu

Inside the temple:  Northern side

11.00 AM onwards

Aksharaslokasadassu

 Ernakulam AksharaSlokasamithi

5.00 PM to 6.30 PM

Bhajana

Nair Sthri Samajam, Ernakulam

6.30 PM onwards

Bhajan Sandhya

Kerala Brahmana Sabha

Ernakulam Nagarashakha

7.30 PM onwards

Kodiyerakkal

Aarrattuezhunellippu

Kootavedi Vazhipadu( DH Ground)

Outside the temple : Northern side

5.45 PM to 7.15 PM

Sangeetharchana

Dharani School of Performing Arts, Ernakulam

7.15 PM

Abhagavani

Sri. Raghuram Krishnan & party

DH Ground 6.00  PM  to 7.30 PM

Nirthanirthyagal

Nirthasree, Ernakulam

7.30 PM to 9.00 PM  

Kshetrakalagal

9.00 PM

VasanthaGeethangal

By playback singers

9.30 PM

Aarrattuezhunellippu

Major Set Panchavadyam

Annamada Parameshwaran Marar & party

3.00 AM  

Pandimelam

Perumanoor Satheeshan Marar & party

 Followed by

Vedikkettu , Ezhunnallippu to temple

Kodikalpara , 25 Kalasham