Many festivals are celebrated with much fanfare every year.
As numerous types of pujas are offered to the deity every day, the
temple wears festive appearance always. To be true, every day is a
special day, and so every second is visits-worthy. Hence the
unending influx of pilgrims in all seasons. On festival days, it
becomes extremely impossible to step into the courtyard even.
Among the festivals celebrated, special mention must be made
of Vaisakh and Mandalam. The Mandalam Puja lasts for 41 days, beginning with
Karthikai month. During these days, brahmins are fed sumptuously by
the rich. Panchagavaya abhisekam is offered every day. And then
special thirtham is distributed, which the devotees consider it
lucky to get it. So they pay visits on these days and stay for days.
In this mandala puja, Ekadasi mahotsavam is celebrated on a grand
scale. As it is on the Ekadasi day, Bhagawan Krishna gave
Gitopadesam, to Arjuna; and so is held very sacred. Processions and
illuminations make the entire township appear Bhuloka Swarga, and
the Srikoil, Vaikuntam, when all the lights 'Chittu' and
deepasthambha, are lighted up.
special Utsavam begins quite earlier than Ekadasi, and., for a
fortnight, grand processions with richly, caparisoned elephants and
drummers, go on and heighten the charm of the Utsavam.