Evoor Sreekrishna Swami Temple | Guruvayoor of Onattukara | Kerala | India
Temple Festivals
“Utsavam” is for the restoration of divine “Chaithanyam” of Deity, by performing necessary purification and energization rituals. Culturally, it consists of various processions, illumination, fireworks, art-forms, etc. Evoor “Utsavam” lasts for ten days. Beginning is on the first day of ‘Makaram’ (January). It ends after the “Aaaraattu” (Holy Bath). All ten days, the place wears a festive look, streets dressed up with arches, festoons, etc. Every building is tastefully decorated with lights, plantain trunks, bunches of coconut and areca nuts. It starts with “Kotiyettam ” (Flag Hoisting) by the Tantri. The events of first five days are sponsored jointly by Travancore Devaswom board and specific groups of devotees. Three ‘Karas’ (villages) namely Evoor South, Evoor North and Evoor North-West conduct the events of days 7 , 8 and 9 respectively. Each ‘Kara’ competes with others to make own “ Utsavam” the best. The Utsavam ends on the tenth day with a lot of rituals.

“Other Festivals Associated with Evoor Temple ”
Evoor Vishu Darshanam, Aiyalyam Makam, Shankaranthi Vallam Kali, Tiruvonam Ulsavam, Ashtami Rohini, Kuchela dinam, etc .

10 days Evoor thiru Ulsavam(annual festival) sponsered by th efollowing organisations -
1st Day -
2nd Day Keli Culcutural Organisation
3rd Day Sreekrishna Samithi
4th Day Paura Samithi
5th Day Sruthi Cultural Unity
6th Day Travancore Devaswam Board
7th Day Evoor South Kara
8th Day Evoor North Kara
9th Day Evoor North West Kara
10th Day Travancore Devaswam Board