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Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple at Haripad is one among the oldest temples of Kerala. The temple is one of the oldest and most important temple devoted to Lord Subrahmanya. Popularly known as Dakshina Palani ( Palani of south). It is believed that the temple was established even before the advent of ‘Kaliyuga'.

This holy shrine is built in the ancient Kerala style architecture. The Subrahmanya idol with four arms is the biggest of its kind designed after the sculptural pattern of the Buddhist era. The holy gold covered flagstaff is biggest in its kind. The lord of eighteen zones (Karas), people worship lord Subrahmanya (Harigeetha Pureshan) of Haripad irrespective of cast,creed and religion.. This temple enshrines an imposing idol of Subrahmanya said to have been worshipped by Parasurama.

Several annual festivals are celebrated in this temple the Avani Utsavam in Chingom (August- September), Markazhi Utsavam in Dhanu (November- December), Chitra Utsavam in Medom (April-May), Kartika in Vrischikam (November- December) and Taipuyam (January- February). Kavadiyattam dance with Kavadi is the most important offering here. Kavadi is a bow-shaped wooden structure decorated with tapestry and peacock feathers carried on the shoulders of pilgrims as an offering to God Subrahmanya.



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Haripad is a town in Alappuzha District, Kerala, India, located between Alappuzha and Kollam .Haripad is known as the 'Town of Temples'. There are eighteen Hindu temples there and more than 30 more in the surrounding countryside. The most famous temples are Subrahmanya Swami Temple and the Mannarashala Nagaraja Temple It is the land of "Mayura Sandesa", the land of snake boats .




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