Rektha Kanda Swamy Temple

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Rektha Kanda Swamy Temple, Omallur, Pathanamthitta District, traces its history to 8th century AD. It is a pilgrim centre on the way to Sabarimala from Pandalam, the birthplace of Sree Ayyappan. The temple is famous for its annual festival of 10 days 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.more than 10 elephants decorated with Nettipattom (a decorated cover on the forehead) will be speciality of this Arattu. The temple has a Golden Flag Staff erected in the year 1952 AD. Omallur is 4 km south from the district headquarters Pathanamthitta and 11 km from MC Road (Kottayam - Trivandrum route).Omallur temple have many interesting stone carvings.Kallunadasvaram(Nadasvaram made up of stone)and Kalchangala(chain made by stone)are two among them.

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