On auspicious days like Mondays, pradosham etc., hundreds of such small naiamrithu pots can be seen
placed before the deity. Mahasivratri and Vishnu (Malayalee New Year's day) are the two
main annual festivals here, each lasting a day, not several days like Utsavam in other
A peculiarity here is that women devotees are not allowed to enter the temple during
daytime; they can enter and worship only after athazha (night) pooja. At this time the
Lord is supposed to be happy in the company of his consort, Parvati, and pleased to grant
the desires of His devotees whom pray to Him with humility and sincerity.