TALI OR KUNNATHOL AMBALAM
Annual festival is of five daya duration. Kodikayattam
is 5 days before the Malayalam star Thiruvathira in the Malayalam
month of Dhanu. (sometime in December or January).
The shrine has a prominent place in the ancient 108 Shiva shrines.
Of the 18 and a half Talis i.e. place where monarch took solemn
decisions with this Lord as witness. For progeny "Nadathallal" is
important here. The idol is installed in such a way that the sun's rays
fall directly on the pinaccle of the sacro-sanctum on the 10th of Medam.
There are 7 seperate Upadeva temples around the presiding deity.
"Sapthamathrukkal" and "Brahma", with four faces, rarely
seen in Kerala are also installed here.