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Tourist Attractions in Kannur District

Monday, June 23, 2014

Kottiyoor Temple / Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple / Kottiyoor Amalam

Kottiyoor Temple / Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple is a very famous Siva temple in Kottiyoor, Kannur District, on the bank of bavali river. 
The Lord of Kottiyoor Temple is known as Kottiyoor Perumal. Kottiyoor temple is also known as  'Varanasi of the South' (Dakshinakashi). There are 2 temples Akkare Kottiyoor and Ikkare Kottiyyoor (The Main Temple). Akkare Kottiyoor is opened only during the annual festival (ulsavam) "Vaisakha Maholsavam". During the Vaisakha Maholsavam the ikkare kottiyoor (the Main temple) will be closed. 
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Kottiyoor Temple

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Kottiyoor Temple
Kottiyoor ulsavam 2016
Kottiyoor Temple
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Kottiyoor Temple

അമ്മാറക്കല്ല്  Ammarakallu , Place where Parvathy Devi  is worshiped, Kottiyoor Temple

 It is believed that Prajapathy Daksha, father of Sathi Devi performed a Yaga at this place. Sathi Devi and her husband Lord Shiva was not invited for the yaga. Sathi Devi went to the yaga place to meet her father, but he insulted lord shiva and Sathi devi. she immedialtely jumbed into to yagna Fire and killed herself for the shame caused infront of all the guests. After this even Lord shiva out of anger came to the yaga place and opened his third eye (Thrikannu) and destroyed everything and  King Dhaksha also died, Later, as per the request of Lord Vishnu and Brahma, Lord Shiva gave birth to Dhaksha and alowed him to complete the yaga. Dhaksha understood his mistake and he started worsiping lord shiva at this place and Lord shiva came infront of him in the form of Swayambhoo Lingam (idol). These are the beliefs about the Kottiyor temple.

Kottiyoor Manithara

Ikkare Kottiyoor
 This temple is different from other temples, The Diety in akkare kottiyyor is "Swayambhoo",(that which is created by its own) and opened for only 28 days in a year for the Vyshaka Maholsavam. Ilaneer Veppu or submitting tender coconuts before the deity is an main ritual during the festival. Thousands of tender coconuts brought by the devotees from different parts of malabar is submitted on the special day. The next day is Ilaneerattam. On this day, main priest pours these coconut water collected from the tender coconuts (ilaneer) on the idol.Womens are permitted to enter the akkare kottiyor for some particular days during the festival.

Kottiyoor route
Bavali River @ Kottiyoor Temple
The Bavali River, Paalukaachi hill are some of the tourists attractions in kottiyoor. The nearest Town is Kelakam.


Kottiyoor Bus
Bus To Kottiyoor Temple From Payyannur
via (Kannur►Koothuparamba►Kottiyoor)
You can reach kottiyyor easily from Kannur, Thalassery , Iritty and Wayanad.There are frequent bus services to Kottiyoor from Kannur, Thalassery , Iritty and Manathavady. Iritty - Manathanthavady KSRTC Buses goes via Kottiyoor.

To Reach Kottiyoor

  • Kannur ► Koothuparamba ► Nedumpoil ► Kottiyoor
  • Kannur ► Mattannur ► Iritty ► Peravoor ► Kottiyoor
  • Thalassery ► Koothuparamba ► Nedumpoil ► Kottiyoor
  • Iritty ►  Peravoor ► Kelakam ► Kottiyoor
  • Mananthavady ► Boys Town ► PaalChuram ► Kottiyyor


Nearest Railway Station 

  • Thalassery 60Kms
  • Kannur Rly Station 70Kms
Vaisakha Maholsavam dates for year 2016

  • 14-May-2016, Saturday - Neerezhunnallathu 
  • 20-May-2016, Friday - Neyattam
  • 21-May-2016, Saturday - Bhandaram Ezhunnallathu (Mid night, Ladies will be Allowed only after this)
  • 27-May-2016, Friday - Thiruvonam Aradhana
  • 28-May-2016, Saturday - Ilaneer Veypu
  • 29-May-2016, Sunday - Ashtami Aradhana, Ilaneerattam
  • 1-June-2016, Wednesday - Revathi Aradhana
  • 5-June-2016, Sunday - Rohini Aradhana
  • 7-June-2016, Tuesday - Thiruvathira Chathussatham
  • 8-June-2016, Wednesday - Punartham Chathussatham
  • 10-June-2016, Friday - Aayilyam Chathussatham
  • 11-June-2016, Saturday - Makam Kalam Varavu (After 12.00PM, Ladies won't be allowed)
  • 14-June-2016, Tuesday - Atham Chathussatham, Valattam, Kalasa Pooja
  • 15-June-2016, Wednesday - Thrukkalassattu

Elaborate rituals and offerings are open to devotees during the festival. Visit the Kottiyoor Vazhipadu Offerings page for the details and rates.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple / Parassini Madappura

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple  / Parassini Madappura 

Parassinikadavu Muthappan temple is a famous Hindu Temple devoted to lord Muthappan and Thiruvappan, Representing lord Shiva and Vishnu.
Proper name of the temple is Parassini Madappura. Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple is located in the bank of Valapattanam river, Kannur District about 18kms from kannur.
Sree Muthappan and Thiruvappan are  mostly worshiped by people of North malabar (Vadakara, Kannur , Kasargod and Coorg region of Karnataka).

Parassini Muthappan and Thiruvappan
Muthappan and Thiruvappan

Parassini Muthappan and Thiruvappan
Parassinikadavu Temple, Parassinikadavu

Sree Muthappan 



Parassinikadavu Muthappan
Steps to Parassinikadavu temple
Muthappan Theyyam
Parassinikadavu Muthappan
Parassinikadavu Entrance

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Main worship of Temple is Sree Muthappan, a Theyyam form which is performed daily morning between 5 a.m and 8 a.m. and evening between 6.30 and 8.30 p.m. The main offering to Muthappan theyyam is Toddy (Kallu) and Dry Fish (Unakku). Pujari of the temple is called Madayan and he is not from a brahmin family like other Hindu Temples. Muthappan Theyyam is usually performed by Vannan community of Kerala people from all religion visits Parassinikadavu, its Opened from morning 5:00 to night 9:00.
Dog is treated as Muthappans animal and considered as sacred. We can find many dogs in the temple premises.
Prasadam offered at parassinikadavu 

Annual Festival Puthari Thiruvappana Maholsavam is celebrated during first of December.(Vrishchikam 16). festival is known as the harvest festival.
Near by tourist Attractions

Pappinisseri Snake park
 Pappninssery Snake park is just 4 kms away from Parassinikadavu Temple, It is one of the only Snake park in kerala which has many rare species of snakes which are beign preserved here. Pappinisseri snake park is a subsidiary of Pappinisseri Visha Chikitsa Kendra (Pappinisseri Poison Treatment Centre). Pappinisseri Snake park has snakes like king cobra, cobra, and also have rare animals, reptiles and birds like the Crocodiles, peacock etc etc..

Vismaya Infotainment centre
 Vismaya infotainment centre is just 2kms from Parassinikadavu Temple and one of the biggest amusement part in malabar. The park is completely operated by the rain water collected by the reservoir spread over two acres of land with a capacity of 50 million litres of water.

How to reach Parassinikadavu 
Parassinikadavu Bus Stand. Buses Towards Kannur and Thalassery
Parassinikadavu Bus Stand. 
Buses Towards Kannur and Thalassery


By Road: 
18kms from Kannur, continious bus service from from Kannur Bus Stand. From Mangalore side get down at Dharamasala and get bus to Parassinikadavu
6 kms from NH-17 (Dharmasala)
Nearest Major Railway Station: Kannur Railway Staion - 18KMs
Nearest Bus Terminal: Parassinikadavu bus terminal

Nearest Airports: 
Managlore Airport -  144 KMs approximately
Karipur International Airport – 134 KMs approximately

By Water:
SWTC Boat Serving Pazhayangadi - Parassinikadavu
 State Water Transport Department (SWTD) of Kerala is running Boat service to parassinikadavu from Valapattanam and Pazhayangadi (Mattool Kadavu).