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Snapshots from the 'battlefield' at Ochira

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Snapshots from the 'battlefield' at Ochira Snapshots from the 'battlefield' at Ochira. Photo: Rajan M Thomas


Come monsoons and it is time for Ochira Kali, the mock battles between the local groups in the area at the famed 'Padanilam' near the temple. 

Snapshots from the 'battlefield' at Ochira The organizers arrive at the 'Padanilam' or the battlefield. Photo: Rajan M Thomas


'Ochira Kali' commemorates an actual battle between the erstwhile Kayamkulam and Ambalapuzha kingdoms. Men, both young and old, from all religions, take part in the mock battle at the waterlogged Padanilam for two days. 

Snapshots from the 'battlefield' at Ochira People from different groups do a mock battle. Photo: Rajan M Thomas

Read more: There are no deities at Ochira Temple

Snapshots from the 'battlefield' at Ochira And the battle begins. Photo: Rajan M Thomas

The whole land wears a festive look. People from all walks of life gather here for the festival. 

Click here to know more about the festival

Snapshots from the 'battlefield' at Ochira Snapshots from the 'battlefield' at Ochira. Photo: Rajan M Thomas

Reaching Ochira

There is a railway station at Ochira, but not many trains stop there. Nearest railway station: Kayamkulam Jn, about 11 km Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 105 km.

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