Vaisakha Maholsavam 2021 Dates
Please note; Due to Corona situation, this year only rituals are held as of now. We will update as per government orders if devotees are allowed.
The Vaisakha Maholsavam festival is held every year during the months of May - June. The twenty eight day festival commences with the Neyyattam ritual on the Swati Day in Edavam and concludes with the Thrikkalashaattu.
The Vaisakha Maholsavam celebrations begin with the ritual of bringing a sword from Muthirerikavu from Wayanad. On the following day, on Visakham star Bhandaram Ezhunnallath ritual is held. Gold, Silver vessels, heavenly ornaments etc are brought from nearby Manathana village to Kottiyoor.
An important ritual during the festival is the 'Elaneer Vayppu' or submitting tender coconuts before the swayambhu Shiva linga. On this special day, thousands of tender coconuts carried from different parts of Malabar by the devotees are submitted. The following day, the main priest of the temple, pours the collected coconut water on to the idol which is known as 'Elaneeraattam'.
Rohini Aaradhana is a very important ritual which is not seen in any other temple. The priest embraces the swayambhu Shiva linga as part of the ritual. The belief behind this ritual is that Brahma himself worships Lord Shiva to pacify for the loss of Sati.
As a part of the festival, a procession (Ezhunnallippu) is held with two elephants carrying the idols of Lord Shiva and Parvathi. After the procession, the elephants are fed well (Aanayootu) and given a formal farewell.വൈശാഖ മഹോത്സവം 2021
20-May-2021, Thursday - നീരെഴുന്നള്ളത്
24-May-2021, Monday - നെയ്യാട്ടം
25-May-2021, Tuesday - ഭണ്ഡാരം എഴുന്നള്ളത്ത്
31-May-2021, Monday - തിരുവോണം ആരാധന
1-June-2021, Tuesday - ഇളനീർ വെയ്പ്
2-June-2021, Wednesday - അഷ്ടമി ആരാധന ഇളനീരാട്ടം
5-June-2021, Saturday - രേവതി ആരാധന
10-June-2021, Thursday - രോഹിണി ആരാധന
12-June-2021, Saturday - തിരുവാതിര ചതുശ്ശതം
13-June-2021, Sunday - പുണർതം ചതുശ്ശതം
15-June-2021, Tuesday - ആയില്യം ചതുശ്ശതം
16-June-2021, Wednesday - മകം കലം വരവ്
19-June-2021, Saturday - അത്തം ചതുശ്ശതം, വാളാട്ടം, കലശാ പൂജ
20-June-2021, Sunday - തൃക്കലശാട്ട്
Vaisakha Maholsavam dates for year 2021
20-May-2021, Thursday - Neerezhunnallathu
24-May-2021, Monday - Neyattam
25-May-2021, Tuesday - Bhandaram Ezhunnallathu (Mid night, Ladies will be Allowed only after this)
31-May-2021, Monday - Thiruvonam Aradhana
1-June-2021, Tuesday - Ilaneer Veypu
2-June-2021, Wednesday - Ashtami Aradhana, Ilaneerattam
5-June-2021, Saturday - Revathi Aradhana
10-June-2021, Thursday - Rohini Aradhana
12-June-2021, Saturday- Thiruvathira Chathussatham
13-June-2021, Sunday - Punartham Chathussatham
15-June-2021, Tuesday - Aayilyam Chathussatham
16-June-2021, Wednesday - Makam Kalam Varavu (After 12.00PM, Ladies won't be allowed)
19-June-2021, Saturday - Atham Chathussatham, Valattam, Kalasa Pooja
20-June-2021, Sunday - Thrukkalassattu
Elaborate rituals and offerings are open to devotees during the festival. Visit the Kottiyoor Vazhipadu Offerings page for the details and rates.
Visit this page for information on how to reach Kottiyoor