Valiyakoikkal Temple

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Valiyakoyikkal Sastha Temple
Valiyakoyikkal Temple
Valiyakoyikkal Temple
Valiyakoyikkal Sastha Temple is located in Kerala
Valiyakoyikkal Sastha Temple
Valiyakoyikkal Sastha Temple
Location in Kerala
Name
Proper name വലിയകോയിക്കൽ ധർമ്മശാസ്താ ക്ഷേത്രം
Tamil வலியகோயிக்கல் கோவில்
Geography
Coordinates 9°19′N 76°44′E / 9.32°N 76.73°E / 9.32; 76.73Coordinates: 9°19′N 76°44′E / 9.32°N 76.73°E / 9.32; 76.73
Country India
State Kerala
District Pathanamthitta
Location Pandalam
Culture
Primary deity Ayyappan
Architecture
Architectural styles Traditional Kerala style
History and governance
Creator Raja Rajasekhara
Governing body Travancore Devaswom Board
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Valiakoikkal Temple is the family temple of the Pandalam Royal Family. The temple is located at Pandalam in Pathanamthitta District, Kerala. It is situated within the Pandalam Palace premises. The main deity is Ayyappan. Procession of the Thiruvabharanam (Sacred Ornaments) towards Sabarimala shrine starts from the Valiyakoikkal temple every year before the Makaravilakku festival.[1] Millions of devotees visit this temple every year during the Makaravilakku festive season.

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