Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Soorasamharam at Kodumbu

Date:02-11-2019 to 02-11-2019

Lord Subramaniya is the main deity of Sree Kalyana Subramanya Swamy Temple, located at Kodumbu in Palakkad. Shura Samharam and Thaipooyam are the main festivities of the temple. 

Soorasamharam is an annual festival celebrates in the Malayalam month of Thulam (October-November), starts on new moon day and ends on the Skanda Sashti day. According to Skanda Puranam, Lord Muruga killed Soorapadman the demon with his Vel (lance) and this divine act is known as Soorasamharam, to celebrate Lord’s victory devotee’s conduct this festival.  The ritual of enacting the fight between Lord Subrahmanian with the demons starts by evening which lasts for three hours. Huge effigies of the demons Aana Mahaa Sooran, Singa Mughan, Banu Gopan and Soora Padman are carried by devotees. Idols of Lord Veera Baahu and Lord Bala Subrahmanian and Lord Kalyana Subrahmanian are carried in separate chariots.

The Thaipooyam festival is a ten day festival starts on the Bharani asterism in the Malayalam month of Makaram (January-February).

Main Attraction





Sree Kalyana Subramanya Swamy Temple, Kodumbu

Sri Kodumbu Subramanya Swamy Temple
Kodumbu PO
Contact: +91 491-2574425, 9995331430


Festival date
In the Malayalam month of Thulam

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