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Valiyakoikkal Temple

Valiakoikkal Temple is the family temple of the Pandalam Royal Family. The temple is located at Pandalam in Pathanamthitta District, Kerala. It is situated within the Pandalam Palace premises. The main deity is Ayyappan. Procession of the Thiruvabharanam (Sacred Ornaments) towards Sabarimala shrine starts from the Valiyakoikkal temple every year before the Makaravilakku festival.[1] Millions of devotees visit this temple every year during the Makaravilakku festive season.

Valiyakoyikkal Sastha Temple
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Valiyakoyikkal Temple
Valiyakoikkal Temple is located in Kerala
Valiyakoikkal Temple
Location in Kerala
Basic information
Location Pandalam
Geographic coordinates 9°19′N 76°44′E / 9.32°N 76.73°E / 9.32; 76.73Coordinates: 9°19′N 76°44′E / 9.32°N 76.73°E / 9.32; 76.73
Deity Ayyappan
District Pathanamthitta
State Kerala
Country India
Governing body Travancore Devaswom Board
Website [1]
Creator Raja Rajasekhara

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