Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple in Ernakulam is noted for its festivities and traditions. Vrischikam Festival is an eight-day-long annual festival of this temple.
Ezhunnallippu, the procession of the deity is the most captivating visual of this festival. Fifteen bejewelled elephants accompany the deity along with the dynamic Pancharimelam.
This temple is built in a traditional Kerala style of architecture with copper plates, wooden panels, and granite tiles. Lord Vishnu seated on the serpent god Ananthan is the presiding deity here and is worshipped as Santhaana Gopala Moorthy (Saviour of infants).
The temple is considered the epicentre of Onam celebrations across Kerala.
Annually the church witnesses the participation of a large number of people from around the globe.
Thousands of devotees immersed in prayers carrying wooden crosses of different sizes and ambling up a hill; a whole village getting decked up and readying itself to welcome these pilgrims.
Once a year, the River Pamba gets enlivened as an elaborately decorated snake boat glides across its placid waters bearing the provisions for a grand feast
Pooram Purappadu, Uthram Vilakku and Vrischika Ekadasi are the popular festivals
Originating from the Bhadrakali cult, Mudiyettu recently found a place in UNESCO's Representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.