Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Parassinikadavu

#2 of 19 in Historic Sites in Kannur District
Muthappan Temple, also called Parassinikadavu Muthappan temple is a Hindu temple, located at Anthoor Municipality on the banks of the Valapattanam river about 10 km from Taliparamba and 16 km from Kannur City in Kannur District, Kerala. Principal deity of the temple is Sree Muthappan, a manifestation of two mythical characters called Thiruvappana and Vellattam. According to the local tradition the presiding deity is a manifestation of Shiva.Rituals of the temple is unique in that it does not follow the Satvic Brahminical form of worship, as in other Hindu temples of Kerala. The main mode of worship is the a ritual enactment of both the characters of Muthappan, through a traditional dance known as Muthappan Theyyam. Fish, meat and toddy are the customary offerings to Muthappan. Muthappan Thiruvoppana Mahothsavam is the major festival of the temple, celebrated for three days every year on 19, 20 and 21 of Kumbham (the days correspond to 3, 4 and 5 March).
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  • This is one of the prestigious temples in Kerala... Great experience at the tempmle..Temple provides food for all at all times...  more »
  • Parassini Madapura is actually a home of a family who built a temple to honor the local deity known as Muthappan who is believed to be a powerful deity by the locals and the regions that surround the ...  more »
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