Lord Subramaniya is the primary deity of Sree Kalyana Subramanya Swamy Temple, located at Kodumbu in Palakkad. Shura Samharam and Thaipooyam are the primary festivities of the temple. Soorasamharam is an annual competition celebrates within the Malayalam month of Thulam October-November, starts offevolved on new moon day and ends at the Skanda Sashti day. According to Skanda Puranam, Lord Muruga killed Soorapadman the demon with his Vel lance and this divine act is called Soorasamharam, to celebrate Lord’s victory devotee’s conduct this pageant.
The ritual of enacting the fight among Lord Subrahmanian with the demons starts via night which lasts for 3 hours. Huge effigies of the demons Aana Mahaa Sooran, Singa Mughan, Banu Gopan and Soora Padman are carried by devotees. Idols of Lord Veera Baahu and Lord Bala Subrahmanian and Lord Kalyana Subrahmanian are carried in separate chariots. The Thaipooyam competition is a ten day pageant starts offevolved on the Bharani asterism in the Malayalam month of Makaram ,January-February.