Vetticode ayilyam – events of annual festival at vetticode sri nagaraja temple
Rituals and highlights of vetticode ayilyam – sarppabali, mahadeeparadhana
vetticode sri nagraja temple is famous for worshiping serpent gods this way of worshiping is also seen in mannarasala sri nagaraja temple. both of them are located in alappuzha district. vetticode nagaraja tempele also known as adimoolam. vetticode nagaraja temple is situated at vetticode near to kayamakulam. vetticode ayilyam is the main festival celebrating here. devotees headed to vetticode achieve the blessings of nagaraja especially to salvation from sarpa dosha. nagaraja and nagayakshi are the main deities installed here.
Thousands of devotees locate at this kshethram to having the blessings of nagaraja and nagayakshi.there are two ponds in the compound that exist at eastern side which is always rich with water and it will not become dry even in summer. according to the legends it believes that the installation of adimoolaam done by parasurama. visiting at vettikode nagaraja temple not only for the devotion but also it will provide the pleasant and cool atmosphere for the devotees by the presence of groves and green lush beauty. groves are also the habitat for some other creatures
vetticode ayilyam host on Malayalam month kanni and which falls either september or october. the prime deity is commonly known as ananthan with lord vishnu. vaishnavites believed that ananthan is the serpent god. according to Hindu mythologies it is believed that the installation of prime deity done by parasurama using his axe and hence the name vetticode is derived in such a way. special rituals performed on kanni thulam months. sarpabali is the main event that hosting on ayilyam day. the procession of the serpent gods are also taken out of the temple and mahadeeparadhana is the core part of these events. mannarasala temple is another serpent near by vettikkodu.
vetticode ayilyam 2018 date:-
start – 29.09.2018
end – 05.10.2018