Sivalaya Ottam at Pannippagam Sri Kirathamurthi temple, Kanyakumari
Featured here is the Sivalaya Ottam at Pannippagam Sri Kirathamurthi temple, in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu. The temple is one among the 12 Siva temples in Vilavancode and Kalkulam taluks of Kanyakumari district participating in the Sivalaya Ottam ritual.
Sivalaya Ottam is a ritualistic marathon celebrated in these temples as part of Mahasivarathri celebrations. Thousands of people from Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, and Madurai districts as well as neighbouring State of Kerala take part in the Sivalaya Ottam.