The Oachira Temple is the venue of the famous Oachirakkali (Oachira
dance) held in June, a sort of ancient choreographed mock battle. Unlike
other temples, there is no shrine or idol at the oachira temple, located
nearly 32 kms from Kollam.
principal deity is a concept called Parabrahmam (Cosmic Consciousness).
Rows of men dressed up in ancient soldier's constumes wave wooden swords
and shields and advance and retreat to the rhythm of traditional drums.
Oachirakkali, A Mock Battle