kottiyoor Devaswom

Trikur Ariyalavu

Ladies from Manathana nair families called Aaakkal, Karimbanackal chaathothu, Kollangarayathu, Thittayil and the Ezhillam families, Komath, Koodathil Can return from the temple only after the 'thrikur ariyalavu'.

This rite takes place on any day after Makeeriyam but before Ayillyam. Ladies from kottayam royal family are given the rice in golden plates by Pantheeradi kambram. The rice is recived in their Melmundu – (cloth covering the torso). After the sheveli at night, Ladies of the four families are given their rice by Palakkunnu sthanikan at Manithara. Those ladies from ezhillam families are given coconut and jaggery in the same way. once this rite is over, these ladies have to leave the temple premises immediately.