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Ochira Temple

Ochira Temple is situated on the way from Kollam to Alappuzha. A striking feature of this temple is that like the traditional temples, which have definitive structural layout and mode of worship, the temple at Ochira does not have a proper structure or an idol for the visitors to worship. The whole concept of worship revolves around the Parabrahmam or the universal consciousness.

The temple is also known as Dakshina Kashi and a unique offering to the temple is in the form of bulls. Another interesting aspect in connection with the temple is the annual festival called Ochira Kali, where men; both young and old step into waterlogged paddy fields and indulge in mock fights, involving physical skills of the participants.