PARA BRAHMA TEMPLE AT OCHIRA HAS NO DIETY OR IDOL . A MOCK FIGHT TAKES PLACE TO COMMEMORATEA BATTLE BETWEEN 2 RULERS DURING TEMPLE FESTIVAL





The Oachirakkali, the annual festival at the Parabrahma temple, has a historical background and highlights the martial skills of the participants.The erstwhile rulers of Kayamkulam and Ambalappuzha are said to have fought a battle at this place, and the festival is conducted to commemorate the historical event.On the first two days martial displays are presented, turning the padanilam (battle field) into an arena of action-packed artistry. On the following three days there is a cattle and agricultural fair, now a declining rural spectacle, being revived by tradition. (ANI)
This unique place of worship has neither a structure to house an idol nor an idol to worship. The presiding deity here is the abstract principle of the Parabrahmam or the Universal consciousness.