Sivalaya Ottam at Thirumalai Mahadevar Temple, Kanyakumari
Featured here is the Sivalaya Ottam in Thirumalai Mahadevar Temple at Munchirai, in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu. Sivalaya Ottam (a ritualistic marathon run) is conducted in the 12 famous Siva temples in Vilavancode and Kalkulam taluks of Kanyakumari during Mahasivarathri.
Thousands of people from Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, and Madurai districts as well as neighbouring State of Kerala take part in the Sivalaya Ottam. The ritual starts at Thirumalai Mahadevar Temple at Munchirai