Places of Worship

Parassinikadavu Sri Muthappan Temple

Parassinikadavu Sri Muthappan Temple

Parassinikadavu Sri Muthappan Temple

Kerala is dotted with temples but the deity of Parassinikadavu, Sri Muthappan holds a special place in peoples hearts here.

On the banks of the Valapattanam river, Parassinikadavu Muthappan temple, or Parassini Madappura Sree Muthappan temple, is one of the renowned pilgrim spots in Northern Kerala. Muthappan is believed to be an embodiment of Thiruvappana (Lord Vishnu) and Vellatom (Lord Shiva). Muthappan welcomes everyone irrespective of religion or background. Dogs are believed to be Muthappan’s vehicle of choice and so strays on the premises are left alone. The rituals of the temple are not based on the Brahmanical way of worship as in other Hindu temples in Kerala.

Devotees raise their concerns with Muthappan Theyyam, a Theyyam performer believed to be the personification of the Lord. Offerings too are unique, consisting of toddy, fish and meat. The Theyyam art form is performed regularly at the temple as it is the main form of veneration. The annual harvest festival held in the first week of December, known as Puthari Thiruvappana, is celebrated with much aplomb, drawing devotees from wherever they may be, to participate. The temple offers free meals and lodging to all who arrive during this festive time. 

How to Reach

By Road
By Road
Kannur Bus Stand, about 20 km
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By Rail
By Rail
Kannur Railway Station, about 20 km
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By Air
By Air
Kannur International Airport, about 32 km
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+ 91 497 278 0722

All Days: 06:30 AM - 08:30 PM



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