15-day annual festival of the Lord falls in the month of Kumbha
corresponding to Mar-Apr. The star attraction during this festival
is the bringing of the idol Balarama from Dharamkalangra lying 6
K.M. off this shrine. And the brothers enjoy the dance performed by
the priest carrying Utsavamurthis on their heads. The Nrittam starts
at nights throughout the period at Pookothunada a place on the main
road lying at two furlongs off this temple.
legend illustrates the origin of this event and focuses light on
Lord's infinite mercy for his devotees. In the beginning there were Brahmin
houses here, and the scene of Nrittam performed now, formed a part
of the courtyard of Nambudri house belonging to Pookathillam. An
ardent woman devotee lived here who was visiting the temple
regularly to offer butter as naivedyam to Lord for years. When she
grew sufficiently old, she could not go to the temple and do
offering butter and prayers.