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Tourist Attractions in Kannur District

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

Parassinikadavu Muthappan
Valapattanam river
Parassinikadavu Muthappan

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).