Oachira is a small town and unique pilgrim centre of Kollam. This town is best known as a religious spot and pilgrim center. Due to its location and its religious significance it attracts many devotees throughout the year.
Location : Oachira is situated about 32 km away from the heart of Kollam city in Kollam district in Kerala, India
Oachira some time it is also pronouns as Ochira, is a famous sacred places of Kerala and in India. Oachira town has a number of ancient temples and historic monuments. Main temple of this town is ParaBrahma Temple. This town is also famous for Oachira Muslim Masjid. It is a muslim pilgrim center.
Oachira is also a gateway to Matha Amruthananda Mayi Devi Asramam (HQ) at Vallikkavu. This Asramam is located just 3 km away form Oachira Town.
This temple is most frequented visited by the devotees. This temple is dedicated to the Para Brahman or Param Brahman or Ohmkaram, the Universal Consciousness. Interesting facts about this temple is that there is neither the idol of the deity nor a temple at this site. The temple is spread over a 36 acres of land. For its virtuous value it draws devotees from all over South India.
Main Festival of this Temple : Main festival of this temple are Oachira Kali or Oachirakali. It is a annual festivals and held on the first and second of Midhunam month, means in month of June–July. Oachira Kali is commemorates a battle happened during the ancient times. Main feature of this festival is mock sword fight between two groups and the cattle fair.
Other Festival of this temple is Panthrandu Vilakku (twelve lamp festival). This is a 12 day festival and celebrated in November/December.
Oachira Muslim Masjid
Oachira Muslim Masjid is another religious spot in the region. "Daras" at Oachira Muslim Jama-ath is well known in south Kerala.