This ten day festival is celebrated in the Malayalam month of Kumbham (February-March) in Makayiram (the fifth lunar asterism) with flag hoisting. From the very first day of the festival, the devotees can offer Para and Anpoli (punch of a freshly collected paddy grain). The temple authorities will make all the arrangements to the devotees for this.

Elanthoor Padayani, the favourite offering of Devi, is performed till the eighth day of the festival and a ‘Valiya Padayani’ on the eighth.