Omallur Rektha Kanda Swamy Temple

Omallur Rektha Kanda Swamy Temple 2 Nights/ 3 Days

Rektha Kanda Swamy Temple, Omallur traces its history to 8th century AD. It is a pilgrim centre on the way to Sabarimala from Pandalam, the birth place of Sree Ayyappan. The temple is famous for its annual festival of 10 days which falls in month of Medom of Malayalam Era. The 10 days festival is celebrated by 10 Karayogams (village communities) in and around Omallur. On the festival days there is a customary Arattu procession to the River Achenkovil. 10 elephants decorated with Nettipattom (a decorated cover on the forehead) will be speciality of this Arattu. The temple has an ageold Golden Flag Staff. Omallur is 4 km south from the district headquarters Pathanamthitta and 11 km from MC Road (Kottayam - Trivandrum route).