The arattu festival
of Ettumannor temple near Kottayam, is celebrated
on a grand scale on the Thiruvathira day in Kumbham
(February-March) every year. It is believed that the
Pandavas and the sage Vyasa had worshipped at Ettumannor
Aarattu at Thirunakkara
Arattu Utsavam is the grandest festival of Kottayam
Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple,Kottayam lasting for
ten days from the 1st Meenam (March-April), which
is attended by hundreds of thousands of people, irrespective
of caste or creed.
at Varkala Janardhana swamy Temple.
The Arattu festival at Janardhanaswamy Temple at Varkala
is celebrated every year in Meenam (March-April) commencing
with Kodiyettu (Flag hoisting) of Karthika day ending
with Arattu on Uthram day.