Payammal Sathrughna Temple Arattu
Date:18-02-2019 to 22-02-2019
The Payammal Sathrughna Temple, located near Irinjalakuda in Thrissur is one of the rare temples in Kerala dedicated for Lord Sathrughna, the brother of Lord Rama. The annual arattu festival starts on the Pooyam asterism in the Malayalam month of Kumbham (February-March) with Kodiyettam (ceremonial hoisting of the flag).
Nalambala Darshanam, the annual pilgrimage of visiting four temples having Sree Rama, Bharata, Lakshmana and Shathrugna as main deities in the Malayalam month of Karkidakam, is considered auspicious by the devotees. And Payammel Sathrukhna Temple is one of the temples included in this. Other temples are the Triprayar Sree Rama Temple, Lakshmana Temple at Moozhikkulam and Koodalmanikyam Temple.
It is believed that Lord Sathrughna is the incarnation of Sudarshana Chakra, the holy wheel of Lord Vishnu. So Sudarsana Pushpajali (an offering) is conducted by the devotees.