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Oachirakkali


The Oachira Temple is the venue of the famous Oachirakkali (Oachira dance) held in June, a sort of ancient choreographed mock battle. Unlike other temples, there is no shrine or idol at the oachira temple, located nearly 32 kms from Kollam.

The principal deity is a concept called Parabrahmam (Cosmic Consciousness). Rows of men dressed up in ancient soldier's constumes wave wooden swords and shields and advance and retreat to the rhythm of traditional drums.

General Information

Location
Kollam, Kerala
Main Attraction
Oachirakkali, A Mock Battle Dance.
Timings
June.
Speciality
Oachira Temple.