Kottankulangara Chamayavillanku is a unique festival, which is held at
the Kottankulangara temple in Chavara, near Kollam, where hundreds of
sturdy men dress up as comely females. This is an offering to the
goddess Bhagavathy, the deity of the temple.
Celebration Trends And Rituals
unique ritual called 'Chamaya Vilakku' (make-up lamp), the 'Damsels'
come to the temple at night in a long procession with lighted lamps in
their hands. The ritual occurs during March - April each year.