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.
|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.
|Bavali River @ Kottiyoor Temple|
The Bavali River, Paalukaachi hill are some of the tourists attractions in kottiyoor. The nearest Town is Kelakam.
|Bus To Kottiyoor Temple From Payyannur |
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