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Celebrated In : Kollam, Kerala
Centre of Activity : Oachira Temple
Main Ritual : Procession of effigies of Nandi
In the month of : August/September or September/October
A major festival, Kettukazcha is held during the months of August/ September- September/ October at the Oachira Temple. Unlike other temples, there is no shrine or idol at the Oachira temple, located nearly 32 kms from Kollam.

The principal deity is a concept called Parabrahmam (Cosmic Consciousness). Large effigies of Lord Siva's vehicle 'Nandi', the bull are taken out in procession.