temple celebrates two annual festivals on a grand scale in such an
impressive way that the whole Vaishnavite community living all over
India participates lustily, besides common folk in lakes. Each is a
10 day festival - one falling in the month of Meenam, corresponding
to March - April, and the other in the month of Tula i.e. October
month. Both begin with Kodiyatram -flag - hoisting ceremony and end
with huge processions of deities, participated by lacks of people,
including the Maharaja and his family members with a zeal infinite
and pomp, unusual.
During these festivals, the Veetta
- hunting and arattu-immersing procession are of great significance.
They are celebrated in accordance with sastric injunctions. Their
symbolical meaning is deep and embodies universal truths - any
spectacle becomes perfect and breathes life, if only the actors and
spectators are brought together and participate with equal zeal. And
by harmonious unification of the mover and the onlooker, the
spectacle reaches perfection - comes to a full circle.