Vinayaka Chathurthy, the day on which Lord Vinayaka was created by Goddess Parvathy, is observed with great fervor and devotion at Malliyoor. Vinayaka Chaturthy falls on the fourth day of the waxing moon (suklapakshm) in the month of Bhadra/Chingam (August-September). The bountiful Loard Sidddhi Vinayaka confers all blessings and grants all wishes to the devotee on that day.
According to puranas, those who observe the moon that day will bring infamy upon themselves. Special poojas, observances and fasts are held at the Malliyoor temple on Vinayaka Chathuruthy, to pay obeisance to the Lord of Wisdom and Grace.
The festivities include special poojas like Ashtadravya Ganapathy Homam, Kazhcha Sreebali, Mahaprasadamoottu, the worship of elephants (Gaja Pooja) and Music concerts.