Temple Festivals (Ustavam)
Utsavam means feast and festival specially in temples whether of Siva,
Vishnu or of any other deity, male or female. These lasts generally from
five to ten days. They do not take place in March. Each temple has its
own period of Utsavam, but they never come during the rainy season.
There are three sorts of Utsavams 1) Patahadi 2) Dhwajadi
and 3) Ankuradi. In temples all the three are celebrated.