Parakotty pattu is done for Lord Ayyappa’s kindness

Parakotty pattu, a devotional percussion at Sabarimala is done for the favor to keep away Sanidosham, Sarppadosham and Kaaldosham. It is believed that the Queen of Pandalam and the minister plotted against Lord Ayyappa to oust him from the Palace and this special form of song done with the aid of a drum is conducted against this act.

There is also some belief that it done in order to maintain the divinity and purity of Sabarimala as orders given by the
Pandalam King. At the initial days this is done under the holy step and later, shifted to Malikappuram temple premises due to the space limit.

People from velan samudayam are doing Parakotty pattu here. They sing kesadipadam by asking the name and star of every devotee. Nine velan families are doing the act here