It is a woodlands knoll with in excess of 30,000 pictures of snakes decorating the routes and among the trees. This is the novel Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple in Alappuzha District. The asylum, focused on Serpent Gods, is furthermore exceptional in that a Brahmin woman is the priestess of this haven. The genuine festival here is the Ayilyam Festival that falls on the Ayilyam asterism in the Malayalam month of Thulam, which for the most part identifies with the times of October/November.
One of the huge highlights of the festival is the parade in which all the serpent images in the Temple and the sacred woods are taken to the Illam the Brahmin inherited home that arrangements with the Temple. The priestess will pass on the symbol of Nagaraja, which is the overseeing godliness of the haven. Unprecedented petitions and commitments are performed at the Illam.