The Mahadeva Temple at Vaikom is one of
the most famous and oldest Siva temples in Kerala
The utsavam in this temple is celebrated
for twelve days during the dark lunar fortnight of Vrischikam, (November-December)
the Ashtami falling on the last day.
During the night on the Ashtami day the
deities of the neighbouring temples will be ceremoniously brought
in procession to this temple.