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Kottangulangara Chamayavilakku: This is a unique festival, which is held at the Kottankulangara temple in Chavara, near Kollam. One can see hundreds of sturdy men dressed up as comely females. This is an offering to the goddess Bhagavathy, the deity of the temple.



Oachira Kettukazcha: This is a major festival held during the months of August/ September- September/ October at the Oachira Temple near Kollam. Unlike other temples, there is no shrine or idol at the Oachira temple. Oachirakali or Oachira dance is a sort of ancient choreographed mock battle performed at the temple.



Ashtamudi Craft & Art Festival of India: The semi-annual festival involves artists from all over the India. Workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions showcase the art of Asraman Maidan and entry is free. It’s usually held sometime between December and January.