Centre of Activity: Oachira Temple
Held In: June
Main attractions: Oachirakkali, A Mock Battle Dance
Oachira Temple is the
venue of the famous Oachirakkali (Oachira dance) held in June, a sort of
ancient choreographed mock battle. Unlike other temples, there is no
shrine or idol at the oachira temple, located nearly 32 kms from
The principal deity is a concept called Parabrahmam (Cosmic Consciousness). Rows of men dressed up in ancient soldier's constumes wave wooden swords and shields and advance and retreat to the rhythm of traditional drums.