Oachira is unique place of worship with neither a structure to house an
idol nor an idol around which temples are usually built.
presiding deity at this sanctum-sanctorum is the abstract principle of
the 'Parabrahmam' or the 'Divine Omnipresence' or 'Universal
The main events at the temple, 'Oachirakkali' festival falls in
mid-June, while the 'Panthranduvilakku' or the twelve-day festival of
lights gets underway in November/ December.
'Ochirakkali' is a mock fight enacted between groups of men dressed as
warriors in the 'padanilam' (fighting arena).
They perform a martial dance standing in knee-deep water, brandishing
swords and shields, and splashing water every direction.
Fairs & Festivals
The Twelve-Day Festival Of Lights
34 Kms North Of Kollam Town,