Kottakkal, the seat of Ayurvedic treatment is also famous for its temple festival. Kottakkal pooram, celebrated during March-April is attractive for its cultural festivity. During the seven days, famous classical artistes of the country perform here.
Kottakkal Pooram is the annual festival at the Sree Vishwambara temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu in his incarnation as Dhanvanthari. As per Indian mythology, Dhanvanthari is the patron god of medicine and health. This Festival celebrate in men and wear in traditional white color clothes.
People belonging to all religion can join in this festival and therefore making it more popular. The festival days are made proud with a variety of programmers. The important music maestros perform Hindustani and Carnatic music each day.
The performance of Kathaklai, Ottanthullal and Chakyarkoothu make this festival a rare visual treat. The panchavadya (traditional orchestra) performance is an awesome experience and people gather in hundreds to enjoy this.
These together make this festival a amazing cultural festival enjoyed by all sections of people apart from its religious import.