Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Kannur, Kerala, IN

Deities: Lord Shiva (Muthappan)
Location: Kannur, Kerala
Main Attraction: Theyyam ritual that is performed daily
Best time to visit: April to August
STD Code: 0497

Situated 20 km away from Kannur, in North Kerala, the Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple is located on the banks of the Valapatnam River and attracts people from all parts and sections of the society. Irrespective of religion and caste, thousands of devotees throng the place. This temple truly signifies the essence of “Vasudaiva Kutumbakam- the whole world is one family.”

This temple is supposed to have been built by the people of this town who felt the divine presence of Lord Shiva amongst them in the form of a small child. After various miraculous incidents, they built a temple that came to be known as Sri Muthappan temple. The incidents up to the point of his disappearance later made the denizens feel the divine presence of Muthappan (Shiva) who immediately erected a place of worship, which today is popularly known as the Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple.

The temple is also a popular destination for travellers and pilgrims to savour the charm of Theyyam, a ritual that is performed here on a daily basis. Men adorning masks and costumes with a riot of colours perform this temple art form and it represents conflict between good and evil, with good ultimately emerging victorious.

This centre of worship and faith has in store many unique practices and rituals, and the temple architecture itself stands testimony to this aspect. Along with spiritual satisfaction, one also gets to relax in the serene surroundings of the temple.

The Snake Park is the only one of its kind in the State and perhaps the whole of India. There are three snake pits, fifteen glass cases for snakes and two large glass houses for King Cobras in the park. Snake demonstrations conducted every hour draw large crowds of visitors. Parassinikadavu is 16 km from Kannur town.

Other Attraction:
Thodikkulam Temple
Trichambaram Temple
Shree Ramaswami Temple
Thodeekulam Shiva Temple
Arakkal Kettu

How to reach:
by Air: The Karipur airport is located at a distance of 93 kilometers from this temple.
by Rail: The Kannur railway station is located at a distance of 20 kilometers from this temple.
by Road: This temple can be easily reached from anywhere in Kerala as Kannur is well connected by a wide network of roads.

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