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TEMPLES
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Madappura
Parassinkkadavu is a small village about 16 km from Kannur town in the Kannur district of Kerala state, South India. It is a popular tourist destination in north Kerala. Parassinikkadavu is noted for the famous Muthappan temple where people go for worshipping Sree Muthappan. This is the only Temple in Kerala where a Theyyam performance is a daily ritual offering.Muthappan and Thiruvappan, as a process of Sanskritisation, he is considered to be a manifestation of Shiva and Vishnu. Worship of Muthappan is unique as it does not follow the Satvic Brahminical form of worship, as in other Hindu temples of Kerala

Trichambaram Temple, Thaliparamba

Trichambaram Temple is situated 20 km from Kannur district of Kerala state, South India near Taliparamba town, famous for its spices trade. The temple is believed to have got the name from Thiru Shambara or the holy shambara in reverence to Maharishi Shambara.The deity of the temple is Krishna. The sculptures on the walls of the sanctum sanctorum are a class by themselves. The temple also contains one of the most exquisite collections of mural paintings in South India. Trichambaram Temple has three ponds attached to it, with the temple for Durga being surrounded by water on all sides.

Sri Raja Rajeshwara Temple, Thaliparamba

The Rajarajeswara Temple is a Shiva temple located at Taliparamba in the Kannur district of Kerala, South India.The temple is regarded as one of the existing 108 ancient Shiva Temples of Kerala. It also has a prominent place amongst the numerous Shiva temples in South India.It had the tallest shikhara amongst the temples of its time. The Rajarajeshwara temple has a top of about 90 tonnes. If any problem is encountered in the other temples of South India, the devotees seek a solution in this temple through a prasna, a traditional method of astrological decision making. The prasna is conducted on a peedha situated outside the temple.

Kadalayi Sreekrishna Temple, Kannur

It is believed that the idol of Lord Vishnu consecrated here is the very idol worshiped by Sathyabhama, the consort of Lord Krishna at Dwaraka in the Mahabharata Era more than 5,000 years ago. One day it so happened that she failed to notice her husband standing nearby as she was immersed in performing Pooja to the idol. The Lord, furious, kicked the idol off the pedestal. It flew into the nearby sea, when its right hand was broken. Time and tide took the idol to the Kannur sea belt off Dwarka. A fisherman happened to net it. It being a precious catch, he presented it to King Valabhan, the Kolathiri King ruling over the area in that period.The king had constructed a temple, Kadalayi .

Kottiyoor Shiva Temple, Kottiyoor

A very ancient Siva Temple situated here attracts lakhs of devotees every year. The Bavali river, Paalukaachi hill, all are tourists places in Kottiyoor. According to the Sthala Purana, it is supposed to be the location of the famous Yagna of Daksha, also called the Daksha Yagna or the Dakshayaagam. The temple festival (utsav) begins every year by mid-May and lasts for 28 days. Ilaneer Veppu or submitting tender coconuts before the deity is an important ritual during the festival. Thousands of tender coconuts brought by hundreds of devotees from different parts of Malabar is submitted on a special day. The very next day is Ilaneerattam. On this day, main priest pours coconut water collected from the tender coconuts on the idol.

Sree Sundareswara Temple Kannur

Sree Sundareswara Temple is located 2 kilometres away from Kannur town. This temple was founded in 1916 by Sree Narayana Guru, Lord Siva is the deity consecrated in the temple which has since been opened to all irrespective of caste or creed. The eight-day annual festival of the temple is celebrated in the months of April- May. Many religious and cultural programs add colour to the festival. On the last day the Arattu (Holy Bath) ritual is held. It is followed by procession of caparisoned elephants and fireworks, which mark the end of the festival.

Sree Jagannath Temple, Thalassery

Sree Gnanodayayogam, the prominent social organisation of North Malabar and the governing body of Sree Jagannath Temple, Thalassery, was consecrated in 1908 by his Holiness Sree Narayana Guru, in light of centennial celebrations. Sree Varadur Kunhi Kannan visited Guru Dev in December 1904 and suggested that Thiyya Community should have a Temple at Thalassery. Sree Narayana Guru Dev allowed Varadur to invite Kumaran Asan as his representative, and to convene meetings with citizens to ascertain the feasibility of a Temple for the community. Kumaran Asan, who was residing in Bangalore, accepted the invitation, and on his arrival the first meeting was convened at 'Parambath House' of Sree Cheruvari Shirastadar on 9 July 1905

Peralassery Sri Subrahmanya Temple

Peralassery Sri Subrahmanya Temple is located at Mundallur, on the Kannur – Koothuparambu road. It is about 15 km from Kannur.A popular shrine in Malabar region, the presiding deity is Lord Muruga. The temple is believed to be associated with the great epic, Ramayana.The annual festival of the temple lasts for eight days. Many cultural events and art-forms such as Kathakali, Chakyarkoothu, Ottanthullal, Parayan Thullal and Seethankan Thullal are performed by eminent artists as part of the festivities. Another striking feature is a highly religious dance, Thidampunritham done by the priest.

Chovva Maha Shiva Temple

Sree Chovva Shiva temple is situated in Melechovva in the Kannur district in the state of Kerala, India. It is under reconstruction progress now. Last year in January there was Rudrayatnam. In 2011 there will be Brhama Kalasham. Other prathista are Vishnu, Ayyapa, Kali, Ganpathi, Murga and also there is a 'Guru sthanam'

Sree Rama Temple, Thiruvagad, Thalassery

Sree Ramaswami temple or commonly known as Thiruvangad temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Sree Rama, is an important temple located in the east part of Thalassery. The temple is generally known as the Brass Pagoda from the copper sheeting of its roof. A part of the temple was damaged by Tipu Sultan's troops in the 18th century, but the temple itself is believed to have been saved from destruction. It was one of the outposts of the Thalassery fort in the eighteenth century. In its precincts were held many conferences between the officials of the East India Company and local leaders, at which political treaties and agreements were signed. The annual festival of temple commences on Vishu day in Medam (April-May) and lasts for seven days.
Kunnathoor Padi
Kunnathur Padi is the historic center of the folk Hindu deity Sree Muthappan. It stands in the Kannur District of the Kerala state ofSouth India, 3,000 feet above sea level, on top Udumbumala of the Sahyadri Mountains. The Kunnathur Padi festival is conducted here, but there is no temple for Sree Muthappan. The festival takes place in a natural setting, as it is believed that Sree Muthappan said, "Fallen leaves, a spring, a large mountain, a round stone, forest and palm trees are enough for me."