: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Centre of Activity
: Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple
: 10 Days
: The Head of Travancore Royal Family Escorts the Procession of Idols
and Arattu (Holy Bath) are part of the rituals of the festivals of some of the major temples of Kerala.
The specialty of the Arattu at the Sree PadmanabhaSwamyTemple in
Thiruvananthapuram is that the head of the royal family of erstwhile Travancore still provides shepherd to the procession of idols. The two yearly ten-day festivals of the temple go down in October- November and March- April.