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The only lake temple in Kerala and the Moolasthanam (original seat) of Ananthapadmanabha Swami (Sri Padmanbha Swami Temple) Thiruvananthapuram. is 5 km. from Kumbla. Local belief is that Ananthapadmanabha had settled down here originally.


 MADHUR Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka temple, Kasargod

MADHUR 8 KMs north east of Kasargod. Famous Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka temple is situated here.
The rich architecture, imposing structure of the temple, with its turrests and gables and the copper plate roofing rises majestically against the beautiful land scape of hills paddy fields and gardens with the river Madhuvahini flowing leisurely in front of it.

The Madhur Temple is a Siva temple with Srimad Anantheswara as its presiding deity. But importance is given to the deity Maha Ganapathi. The Sivalingam of the temple is said to have been found by a harijan woman, Madharu.

The special festival of the temple is Moodappa Seva, which is covering the large figure of Maha Ganapathi with appam made of ghee and rice. The festival is conducted only periodically in view of the huge expenditure involved. It was celebrated in April 1962, after a lapse of about 160 years, and recently in April 1992.

Namaskara Mandapam of the temple has been decorated with beautiful figures of puranic heroes in wood. A closer examination of the wood carvings would disclose the various episodes of the Ramayana, beginning with the Seethga Swayamvaram. The Mantapam in the interior of the temple building as well as the outside facade of the second and third storey of the main building are also profuse with attractive and exquisite wood carvings.

It is said that the temple was attacked by Tippu Sultan of Mysore during his invasion and he felt thirsty and drunk the water from the temple well, which changed his mind and left the temple without damaging it. There is a mask on the temple which is said to be made by Tippu with his sword.


 Shrimath Anantheshwar Temple

Enclosed between the hills on three sides and river Manjeswar on the other side, Shrimath Anantheshwar Temple is located at Manjeswar in Kasargod, the northern tip of Kerala. It is the most ancient and the most important temple of gowda Saraswat Brahmins of Kerala. The temple dates back to the 2nd century.
Ananteshwar temple has three presiding deities. They are Shri Ananta, Shri Ishwar (Lord Shiva) and Lord Bhadra Narasimha (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu). Other idols enshrined are Lord Mukhyaprana, Lord Rudra, Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesh and Lord Garuda. The image of Shri Subramanya is installed in a declivity considerably lower than the surrounding area and full of serpent holes.
Initially the temple had a swayambhu shivlinga and later Ananta also was installed thus making it the Ananteshwar temple. Bhadra Narasimha was installed in the 12th century. The specialty of the temple is the ant hill called 'Rohini' inside the sanctum sanctorum. Sesha Tirtham is a pond on the right side of the temple. Belief is that leprosy patients used to take bath in this pond and were cured.
A group of holy spirits known as Ganas or Bhootha Ganas surround the temple. Jogi Gana, situated in the north-eastern side of the temple, is said to be the leader among them. The main offering to the Gana are coconuts.
The main festival of Anantheshwar temple is the Manjeshwar Shashti celebrated as the annual Chariot Festival in the month of November- December. Thousands of people gather at the temple during this period.
By road, this divine place can be approached from Mangalore which is 25 km north. Manjeswar Railway Station on the Kozhikode-Mangalore line is around 2 km away from the temple.


 Mallikarjuna Temple, Kasargod

Mallikarjuna Temple is situated in the heart of Kasargod town. The main offering of the temple is Payasam. Yakshagana is performed during the annual festival which is in meenam. The temple festival and yakshagana are most attractive.


 Madiyam Kovilakam Temple , Ajanur, Kanhangad

The temple town is located 5 Kms from Kanhangad in Hosdurg taluk. The famous Madiyam Kovilakam Temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The ancient temple has intricate wood carvings on Palazhimadhanam, sitaswayamvaram and Dakshayagam.The annual nine day festival of 'pattutsavam' is celebrated here, various cultural and religious programmes are held during the festival.



The temple is situated on the sea shore within one km of the Bekal bridge. The Pandyan Kallu, a rock rising above the sea near the temple is of historical importance. Legend says that when the Pandya rulers tried to attack the temple through the sea, the ship was burnt by the deity and the burnt ship became a rock, which is known as Pandyan Kallu. This temple is also known as Dakshina Kasi. The one week festival in the temple starts with the Kodiyettam (flag hoisting) during the month of March-April every year. Ashtami Villakku and Pallivetta are associated with the festival. Thousand of devotees from all over the district attend the festival. This is the only one temple with face to the west.


 Palakkunnu Bhagavathi Kshethram, Trikkannad

Introduction to the Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple Bharani Maholsavam:
The Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple is one of the renowned temples of Kerala. The principle deity of the Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple is Goddess Bhagavathy who is also known as Kurumba Bhagavathy. The other Gods and Goddesses at the temple are the Iliya Bhagavathy, Dhandan, Ghandakarnam, Vishnu Moorthy and Gulikan.

Apart from these chief Gods and Goddesses there are sub deities who are also enshrined in the Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple. They consist of Moovalamkuuhi Chamundi and Padinhatta Chamundi. The famous festival of the Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple is Bharani Maholsavam. This festival is usually held in March. Another festival known as Maruputhari Festival is held in the Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple during December-January. Few other festivals like Kalam Kanippu Maholsavam and Poorolsavam are also held at this temple.

Description of the Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple Bharani Maholsavam:
Of the numerous festivals that are held in Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple the Bharani Maholsavam festival is the most important. It starts on the next day after the commencement of the Arattu Festival at Trikkanad Temple. This is because Trikkanad temple is located just a few kilometers from the Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple.
It is another renowned place of worship of the Thiyya Dynasty. A single rope is used by both the temples for the purpose of Dwajarohanam. The Bharani Festival culminates in Auirathiri Utsavam. The area where these temples are situated falls under the authority of the Udma Panchayat and Chemnath Panchayat. They provide plenty of offerings to the Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple.
These offerings are carried with great joy and enthusiasm in a procession. These donations consist of expensive jewelry and cash money also. Therefore the Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple is one of the richest temples at Kerala.
During the festival people wear colorful dresses and celebrate the festive mood is observable from the faces of the young and old alike. A brilliant display of fireworks is another feature of this Festival.
Time for the celebration of the Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple Bharani Maholsavam:
The Bharani Maholsavam Festival is usually spent in the month of March at the Palakkunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple.
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 Mujamkavu Parthasarathi Kshetram, Edanad, Kasaragod

Introduction to the Mujamkavu Parthasarathi Kshetram Annual Festival in Kerala
South India has made a distinctive place for itself in the Indian tourism map for its large number of temples. The state of Kerala is no exception. The Kasargod district in the state of Kerala abounds in a large number of temples which thrive with a whole lot of activities particularly at the time of festivals. These festivals add color and vibrancy to the life of the people.
The Mujamkavu Parthasarathi Kshetram Annual Festival is a festival which is held at the Mujamkavu Parthasarathi Kshetram temple. This temple is located at the Ednad village of Kasorgad district at a distance of about 4 km from the town of Kumbla. The temple draws a large number of visitors when this festival is celebrated.
Description of the Mujamkavu Parthasarathi Kshetram Annual Festival in Kerala
On the occasion of the Mujamkavu Parthasarathi Kshetram Annual Festival, a large number of devotees assemble at the temple to offer their prayers to the lord. Many rituals and customs are religiously followed for a period of seven days. The devotees seek the blessings of the lord and worship for the well being and prosperity of all.
Even though this annual festival lasts for a period of seven days, the day of "Thulava Sankraman" is considered to be the most important. On this day, the temple is thronged by the largest number of people who come here for the holy bath or the "Theertha Snanam". They have a faith deep within their hearts that this holy water has the power to cure skin diseases. The healing power of the water draws people from far to this temple.
The joy, the mirth and the exuberance of the people at the time of the celebration of this Hindu festival is really great. Based on their firm faith in the divine power of the lord, they participate wholeheartedly in the merry making and celebrations.
Time for celebrating the Mujamkavu Parthasarathi Kshetram Annual Festival in Kerala
The Mujamkavu Parthasarathi Kshetram Annual Festival is held in the month of February and continues for a period of seven days.
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 Kammadam Bhagavathi Temple

KAMMATAM KAVU An evergreen forest of about 50-60 acres with a perenial stream is a centre of worship connected with Kammadam Bhagavathi Temple.



An evergreen forest of about 50-60 acres with a perenial stream is a centre of worship connected with Kammadam Bhagavathi Temple.KANJAN JUNGA 16 KMs east of Kasargod is an artist village, established by Artist P.S.Pununchithaya, the renowned artist of the west coast


 Kumbala Sree Gopalakrishna Temple

Introduction to the Kumbala Sree Gopalakrishna Temple:
Kumbala Sri Gopalakrishna Temple is located at Kasaragod District in Kerala. It is one of the oldest temples in Kerala and the presiding deity here is God Gopalakrishna. He is worshipped at the Kumbala Sree Gopalakrishna Temple with dedication and affection. Annual Festival is held during January. Devotees of Sri Gopalakrishna, caught in the ecstasy of the occasion, celebrate the festival with a colorful display if fireworks. It is a very famous festival of the Kumbala Sri Gopalakrishna Temple and is visited by people from across the country.
History of the Kumbala Sree Gopalakrishna Temple:
According to the popular legend Krishna was born to Devaki. Devaki and her husband were imprisoned by the demon Kamsha because he knew that her son would kill him. But inside the prison, Krishna was born and with the help of God was transferred to Yashoda, another new mother of a girl child. This child was replaced by Devaki's son. He grew up to be a handsome man and had an enchanting personality.

Later he annihilated the torturous demon Kamsha much to the relief of mankind. To honor him, the Gopalakrishna Temple has been erected at Kasargod and people pay homage to the Lord remembering the day he delivered the world from evil.
Description of the Kumbala Sree Gopalakrishna Temple:
Kumbala is located close to the border of the South Indian States. It is located at Kasargod in Kerala and is flanked by 12 rivers. Here the Gopalakrishna Temple is an architectural wonder.
Dedicated to Lord Gopalakrishna, this temple arranges for an annual festival which lasts for 7 days. The temple is a centre for the performance of a nightly folk opera known as Yakshagana. The temple of Ananthapura is located just few kilometers from here. Numerous temples are situated near the Kumbala Sri Gopalakrishna Temple. They are Adoor Mahalingeshwara Temple, Anantheshwara Temple. Mallikarjuna Temple and Thalaklayi Subramaniya Temple.
Since Kasargod is a land of temples, a visit to this district of Kerala would ensure a tour to different temples. Kasargod is a beautiful place. It is a land of rivers. Drenched by 12 swiftly flowing rivers this part of Kerala is rich in Indian Temples, these are the worthy assets of India. Flanked by the Western Ghats on one side, Kasargod's rivers touch its temple stairs as they flow, so as to wash the feet of the deities present. The exquisite beauty of this place is indescribable and Kasargod is proud of the Kumbala Sri Gopalakrishna Temple. The festival at the Kumbala temple inaugurates with Dwajahoranam on the day of the Makara Sankramana.
Time for the celebration of the Kumbala Sree Gopalakrishna Temple:
The festival at Kumbala Sri Gopalakrishna lasts for five days amidst extensive pomp and gaiety. The festival at Kumbala Sri Gopalakrishna Temple occurs in January.
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 Sree Veera Vittala Temple, Kumbla

This community temple of GSBs is located in Kumbla 12 Km north of Kasaragod on N.H.17 highway. The temple located in the GSB colony about 2 km from kumbla railway bridge and near to the kumbla river. The deities are installed on a three step simhasana or throne. The principal deity Veera Vittala is on the first step of the simhasana. On the second step is the idols of Sri Rama with Sita and Lakshman. On the third step are the Utsav murthies of Veera Vittala, Sree Devi and Bhoomi devi. There is an idol of Ganapati outside the srikovil.

There was a dispute for succession among Srimad Sumatheendra Tirtha and Srimad Vasudendra Tirtha for succession to the Samsthan's peetha during 1834 AD. Srimad Vasudendra Tirtha, filed a case in the Calicut court for division of the mutt which was favoured by the Court in 1850. As per the custom and practice during those days, Srimad Vasudendra Tirtha entrusted the important records of the Kashi mutt samsthan and the valuables in the form of gold,jewellery etc., not required for the day to day use, to Kumbla Nayak's Bhandasala for safe custody. However, Srimad Vasudendra Tirtha attained samadhi in 1859 and Srimad Bhuvanendra Tirtha became head of Kashi mutt (1859-1885). During 1857-1860 period there was a dispute going on among the Kumbla Nayak's family for partition of their family properties. On hearing about the dispute, Srimad Bhuvanendra Tirtha rushed to Kumbla un-announced to take possession of the Mutt's belongings entrusted to the Nayak's family. On arrival at Kumbla, Swamiji proceeded straight to the Bhandasala, where the belongings were kept. On opening the sealed safe-custody room, Swamiji found all the records and valuables intact, and was immensely pleased.
During the above visit, Swamiji was staying at the Sri Mukhya Prana temple (the family temple of Kumbala Nayaks), the only place then available for stay. As this place was very small, Swamiji suggested that all the GSB samaj members of Kumbla should join together and construct a temple for the Samaj and entrusted the leadership and responsibility to Rayappa Nayak, then head of the Nayak's family. The temple was eventually built and Prathista ceremony was performed in 1877 AD, by Srimad Bhuvanendra Tirtha himself. The idol of Sree Veera Vittala installed in the temple was in the possession of the then priest Bhandarayana Bhat.
The important festival in the temple is Karthika Pournami.


 Sree Santhana gopalakrishna Temple, Kumbla

This temple is located in Kumbla 12 Km north of Kasaragod on N.H.17 highway. It is the family temple of Bhakta family and was established about 400 years ago by Late Shri Thimmappa Bhakta and later the Punar Pratishtha by Shri Gurudatt Bhakta. The main deity is Shri Santhanagopalakrishna. The deity is seen here holding a baby in the hands as if to be handed over to the devotee. Many believe that the deity can bless devotees with no issues for long, after marriage, to have children.
The important festivals are the Foundation Day (Punarprathistha Divas), Magha Shudha Trayodashi, Gokulashtami Shravan Bahula Ashtami (Janmashtami) & Gita Jayanti (November/ December).

The other deities
The other deities are Benne Krishna, Kalingamardana,
Hanuman, Garuda & Mahaganapati.

Bhakta families migrated from Goa in 1560 A.D. on account of the Portuguese persecution and settled down in Kumbla, a trade and commerce centre with port facilities those days. Somewhere in 1600, when many family members of the Bhakta family were childless, they approached the oracle in Sri Anantheswar Temple in Manjeshwar and they were directed to install an idol of Shri Santhanagopalakrishna in the residential premises. Thus about 400 years ago the idol was installed as family deity by Shri Thimmappa Bhakta. On account of economic reasons, many members of the family migrated to different places in search of livelihood and nobody thought of erecting a temple for their guardian deity. However in the year 1997 Shri Gurudatt D. Bhakta of Mapusa Goa one of the descendants took initiative in reconstructing a new temple on the original site. Accordingly a shrine was erected and the deities were reinstalled by him on 19th February 1997 with the daily viniyoga sevas and annual celebration by a Registered Trust.


 Sree Mahalingeswara Temple, Adoor

Forty five kms. east of Kasaragod town, Adoor is noted for its ancient Siva Temple, believed to have been founded by Arjuna. The temple, which is known as Sri Mahalingeshwara temple, is situated in picturesque surroundings on the southern bank of the river Payaswini.
The Makara Samkramam is a very important festival day in the temple when a Sahasra Kumbha Abhishekam with feeding of a large number of people takes place. According to tradition, the day coincides with the anniversary of the day on which a harijan spotted the Sivalingam. The annual Jatra or festival of the temple starts with Dhwaja Arohanam (hoisting of the temple flag) on the 27th of Kumbham (February, March) and concludes with the Avabhritha Snanam (holy dip) in the water of the Payaswini on the fourth of Meenam (April) every year.


 Chuliyar Bhagavathy Temple

Chuliyar Bhagavathy Temple is a highly revered shrine in Kasargod District of Kerala. It is situated 3 km from the nucleus of Kanhangad town. Thirayattu Utsavam held here draws a large crowd. Seven types of Theyyams, performed in the light of traditional oil lamps, are the highlights of this festival.


 Kizhur Sri Sastha Temple, Chandragiri

This is an ancient temple situated at Chandragiri which is about 6 kms away from Kasaragod town. This is the head quarters of Anjooru Nayanmars - Troupes of five hundred professional singers sing jointly in praise of the greatness of the diety. This temple has close connections with Trikkannad Siva temple. The dignitaries of all the Kazhakams of Saliyas from Pattuvam to Panamboor (present Manglore) known as Pathinalu Nagaram assemble here annually on the second saturday of November.



Established on : 4th April 1968 by Shri Ganapati Prabhu with the blessings of Shrimat Sudhindra Tirtha Swamiji, Kashi Math Samsthan.

Presiding Deity : Shri Nagaraj. Other Deities : Shri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy, Shri Satyanarayana Swamy, Shri Maha Ganapati, Shri Vithoba Rukmai, and Shri Annappa Punjurli Devi.

Important Festivals : Nagara Panchami (Shravan Masa), Ashlesha Sarpa Bali (Chaitra Masa Panchami Day), Bhadrapada Shri Ganesh Chaturthi, Navaratri Chandika Havana, Karthika Masa 108 Ganahoma and Sankranti Pooja.

Darshan Seva : By Naga Patri Shri Ganapati is held on every Sunday, Tuesday, Friday and on all the days of the festivals. Timings: 12:30 noon to 02:30 pm. at Shri Nagaraj Gudi. With their intention (Icha Kanike) devotees can avail the darshan seva by post.
( Darshan Seva : Other Centres)

History : Bovikan is a small village, 16 kms from Kasaragod (on Kasaragod - Mysore Road) which has only three G.S.B. families. It is a rare temple where the presiding deity is Lord Shri Nagaraj, the serpent god. Naga Darshan Seva (Oracle) was started with the blessings of H. H. Shrimad Sudhindra Tirth Swamiji in 1970, when Shri Swamiji renamed this place as "SHRI NAGARAJ NAGAR". During the 5 days Deva Prasana held in the temple in 1972, it was revealed that about 800 years ago this was a place of worship but was destroyed by non-believers. The temple has a "Nagaban Udbhava Stana" of Lord Nagaraj. It has devotees of other communities also who participate in all activities. This temple is also Sarpa Dosha Nivarana, and Santati Pradanam place which means if one has the curse from serpents he will be released of the curse. Then for childless couples, it brings forth children too. This is what the devotees have actually experienced.


 Mallam Durga Parameswari temple

The temple situates near Bovikanam in Muliyar village about 10 kms away from Kasargod. The temple is dedicated to Durga Parameswari. The only one temple from where the devotees get daily annadanam (food). A large number of piligrims visit the temple especially women folk. Tuesday and Friday are very important days in the temple. The annual festival lasts for 7 days, which falls in the month of February-March .


 Thalaklayi Subrahmanya Temple, Paravanadukkam

Situated about 5 kms away south of Kasargod town,the temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya. The Shasti festival during the month of December-January every year is famous and attracts large number of devotees.


 Mannanpurathkavu, Nileshwar

Mannan purath kavu temple is situated at Nileshwar, near the railway gate. This temple is dedicated to 'Durga' where poojas are performed by a sect called Pidarar. Another specialty of this temple is that Kurathi is performed here by sacrificing cocks. A large number of devotees visit this temple on Tuesday and Friday, the important days of the temple. Annual festival in this temple is known as 'Kalasam' which falls during Edavam (May) every year. Theyyam is performed on these festival days. Cultural performances and religious rites attracts thousands of devotees. Grand four in also conducted in connection with the festival.


 Vamanjoor Bhagawathi Kshetram

Vamanjoor Bhagawathi Kshetra is located at Uppala in Kasargod District of Kerala. Earlier, this temple was situated at Vamanjoor of Bangra Manjeshwara Village (Manjeswar) in Kasargod. The temple enshrines Uchhottu Kadavu (Uchilotu) Bhagavati as the presiding deity.


 Laxmi Venkatesh Temple

The Sri Laxmi Venkatesh Temple at Hosdurg in Kanhangad was built December 1989.


 Poonkavanam Karpooreswara temple

Karpooreshwara Temple, built there in 1963, was constructed after the style and design of the famous Somnatha Temple in Gujarat. A full size statue of Swami Nityananda in sitting posture made of pancha-loha is one of the attractions of the asramam.


 Pullur Panayamthully Srikrishna Temple.

It is the village temple and the murthy is Krishna



This temple is situated near Karivellur on Payyanur-Kanhangad National Highway. From Karivellur Bus stop, one has to go about 1 km. towards West on Theru-Vaniyillam Road to reach this temple.
The Theyyams performed here are:
Paradevatha, Kannikkoru Makan, Padaveeran, Vettakkoru Makan, Raktha Chamundi, Angakkulangara Bhagavathi, Kattumoorthy, Veeran Daivam, Mudanthema and Karimchamundi,
This temple is managed by Thiyya community.
The festival is on the Malayalam month Medam from 21st to 24th. On 21st evening, the ritual starts with the Thottam of Paradevatha, Padaveeran Vellattam, Vettakoru Makan Vellattam followed by Kannikkoru Makan Theyyam and Kali Theyyam.
The next day morning, Rakthachamundi, Angakkulangara Bhavathi, Paradevatha, Vettakkoru Makan, Kattumoorthy, Veeran Daivam and Mudanthema will be performed Pattultsavam will be held in this temple from Thiruvonam Asterism to Uthruttathi Asterism of Malayalam month Dhanu.
Speciality of this Temple: This temple is enclosed with “chuttumathil” and the Devi idol is erected on the wooden stand which is made of 5 metals. Also it has separate ‘Ara’ for Vettakkoru Makan.
History: It is said that when the Paliyeri Nalppadi went to pray at the Kandothidam Someswari Temple at Kandangali near Payyanur, while returning, Someswari came with him through his traditional umbrella and Karimchamudi accompanied her as protector




The Karivellur Madappally Someswari Temple is situated at Karivellur, (on the National Highway from Payyanur towards Kanhangad). From Karivellur, one has to go little towards west to reach this temple.
The Theyyams performed here are:
Moovalam Kuzhichamundi, Chooliyar Bhagavathi, Vishnumoorthy, Padaveeran, Kundor Chamundi and Gulikan
This temple is managed by Padmasaliya community.
The festival is on the Malayalam month Dhanu 21st and 22nd. On 21st evening, the ritual starts with the Padaveeran Vellattam followedby other Thottams.
Next day morning, Kundor Chamundi, Vishnumoorthi, Chooliyar Bhagavathi and in the evening Gulikan, Moovalam Kuzhichamundi etc. will be performed.
The Pooram festival of the Malayalam month Meenam is celebrated here in a grand manner.
The Goddess of this temple is Kuthirakkaliyamma.
History: It is said that when the Kottila Veetil Mootha Chettiyar went to attend the Pattulstavam of Shri Kandothidam Bhagavathi Temple at Payyanur, the Kandothidam Someswariyamma accompanied him in this traditional umbrella to Karivellur and later on accommodated at Madappally Temple.




To reach Alakkad Kalari, from Payyanur, one has to travel via Korom-Alakkad road for about 15 kms.
The Theyyams performed here are:
Oorpazhassi,Vellarangal Bhagavathi, Narambil Bhagavathi, Vishnumoorthi and Mavila Chamundi
This temple is managed by Nair community.
The Theyyams are performed in the Malayalam month Dhanu from 20th to 24th. On 21st night at 10.00 O’clock Oorpazhassi Vellattam starts followed by the Thottam of Vellarangal Bhagavathi, Narambil Bhagavathi, Vishnumoorthi, and Mavila Chamundi. On 22nd morning at 5.00 am, Oorpazhassi Theyyam, at 8.00 am Mavila Chamundi, Nerambil Bhagavathi and Vishnumoorthi will be performed. At 11.00 am Vellarangal Bhagavathi be performed. On 23rd and 24th the above Theyyams will be repeated



To reach Puliroopa Kali Temple (Ramapuram Arekkal), from Payyanur, one has to travel Payyanur-Cherupuzha Road via Pilathara or Payyanur-Porakkunnu Road via Kankol. It is about 20 Kms. from Payyanur.
It consist of Two Sanctum Sanctorum, one Bhandarappura and Nadappura.
The Theyyams performed here are:
Karinthiri Nair,Kandappuli, Marappuli,Rakthachamundi, Vishnumoorthi, Kannikkoru Makan
Pulikandan, Puliyoor Kandan, Pullkkarinkali, Puliroopa Kali and Kalappuli.
This temple is managed by Thiyya community.
The Theyyams are performed from 11th to 15th of Malayalam month Medam.
On Medam 11th night at 11.00 pm, Vellattam for Karinthiri Nair, 12.00 O’clock Anthithottam, Vishnumoorthi and Rakthachamundi Thottam and Kandappuli, Marappuli Theyyam will be performed.
On 12th morning at 8.00 am, Rakthachamundi, 9.00 am Vishnumoorthi will be performed.
On Medam 15th morning Anthithottam, Karinthiri Nair, Pulikandan, Puliyoor Kandan at 12.00 noon Rakthachamundi, Pullikkarinkali, Vishnumoorthi and Puliroopakkali will be performed.
Chingam Puthari, Pathamudayam and Natothi Adiyanthiram are being celebrated at this temple.
History: It is said that Pulikandan and Pulimaruthan went for hunting. While coming back Pulimaruthan brought the hair of Puli (Tiger). However, somebody doubted the hair brought is of actually of Puli.
Next day, Pulimaruthan left for hunting and returned back by sitting on a Puli (Tiger). Then he disappeared with the Puli.



Malliyottu Palottukavu Aadaam Kovval is situated at Kunhimangalam which is 2 kms. from Ezhilode (on Payyanur-Kannur National Highway).
The Kavu is consiisted of Nalukettu, temples of different God and Goddess, Kailasakkallu, Kodimaram, Pattupura and a Devi Temple outside the Nalukettu. It comprises of 5 acres of land.
The Theyyams performed here are:
Paalottu Daivam, Puliyoor Kali, Pullikkarimkali, Pulikandan, Rakthachamundi, Vishnumoorthi
Madayil Chamundi, Kundor Chamundi and Kunjaru Kurathiyamma
This temple is managed by Thiyya community. The members of the governing body is known as ‘Malliyodan’. Malliyodans are being elected from Malliyodu, Vadakkumbadu, Thalayi, Kathirummal. The term of the elected members is one year. Though other community are very well cooperating the festival, all the 4 Ooru (village) has different ‘Kazhcha’ Committees.
The poojari of Palayodu Daivam is Malliyodan whereas for other Gods, it is Anthithiriyan.
Vishu Festival: 1st to 5th of Malayalam month Medam. On first morning, Palottu Daivam will be performed. Then ‘Vishukkani’. At night Ezhunnallath will be performed with the idols.
On 2nd morning at about 9.00 am, Palottu Daivam will be performed. Evening ‘Thodangal’ of Puli Daivam and Vellattam will be performed. On the 3rd day which is the very important day, morning Karimbar Nair Theyyam then evening Thottam of Puli Theyyam, Vellattam and at night ‘Palamruthu’ Ezhunnallath will be performed. During Ezhunnallath, Chamundi Theyyam will be performed.
On 4th Vishnumoorthi, Chamundi, Kurathi, Kundor Chamundi and Ivar Paradevatha will be performed. Then Ucha Thottam, Vellattam, Anthithottam and at night Ezhunnallath. During Ezhunnallath, Madayil Chamundi will be performed.
On 5th, the ending day, morning Ivar Moovar will be performed. Vishnumoorthi, Rakthachamundi, Kurathi and Kundorchamundi will be performed before noon. Then Pullur Kali, Pullikkarimkali and Paluttu Daivam will be performed. These Theyyams will be the main attraction during the Ezhunnallathu. At night, Vishukkuli and Arattu will be performed. At 11.00 pm with the event of Thenga Pottikkal, the festival will be ended.
Bharani Festival: 17th to 20th of Malayalam month Kumbham. On 18th and 19th, Puthiya Bhagavathi will be performed. On 19th night, Balikarmam will be performed. Ezhunnallathu will be performed all the days of festival.
Pooram Festival: Pooram festival is being celebrated every year from Karthika Asterism to Pooram Asterism in the Malayalam month of Meenam. Poorakkali and Pooram Kuli are part of this festival.
History: During the time of Raja rule, it was known as Shri Kurumba Temple. When the Malliyodan Namboothiri left this place, he authorised Shri Chemmaran Panicker to light the lamp at the temple everyday. However, the Namboothiri never returned back. With the order from Karaku Muttath Koyma, Chemmaran Panicker took over this temple adopting the tile as “Malliyodan”.
It is said that the Palottu Daivam is the incarnation of Mahavishnu to kill “Hayagreevan” an Asuran. Rised at Azhikode, the Daivam visited at different places and lastly reached at Kunhimangalam.



The Vettakkorumakan Shetram is situated at Alappadamba, (on Mathil-Trikkaripur Road). One has to go about one half kilometers towards east from Swami Mukku on Payyanur-Cheemeni Road to reach this temple.
The Theyyams performed here are:
1. Oorpizhassi
2. Vettakkorumakan
This temple is managed by Thaippalli Nair Family.
The festival is on the Malayalam month Medam 17th to 20th. Vellattam for Oorpizhassi and Vettakkorumakan will be performed on Medam 17th 9.00 pm and 10.30 pm respectively. On Medam 18th morning at 5.00 am Oorpizhassi and 7.00 am Vettakorumakan theyyams are performed. This will be repeated on 19th and 20th.
Specialty: On Medam 17th night at 11.00 pm, Kolkali will be performed as an offering.
History: It is said that the Head of Thaipalli family went to pray at Payyanur Temple and while returning, visited Kandoth Edam Temple for offerings. However, since a dog was died in the well of the temple, they did not accept his offerings and instructed to pay the offerings to the nearby Kottam. The Head of Thaipalli family went to the nearby Kottam and made his offerings. While he asked for the Prasadam for his offerings, the Poojari said that he did not give him any offering and the Head of Thaipalli family was humiliated.
The Head of Thaipalli family left in great sorrow by saying that everything is being watched by the God. The Gods accompanied him and when he reached home, he observed that his umbrella started shaking and observed the presence of the Gods. Since he alone could not construct a temple, he called other five families to construct the temple.



Kalakattu Illam is situated near Purakkunnu and is about 25 Kms. from Payyanur. Can reach there from Payyanur by Payyanur-Porakkunnu Bus which are available frequently.
The Theyyams performed here are:
Bhairavan, Karivalamma, Rakthachamundi, Kakkara Bhagavathi, Uchitta, Karikutti Sasthappan, Sreebhootham, Pottan Theyyam, Oorpazhassi, Vettakkoru Makan, Kurathi, Gulikan, Vishnumoorthi and Chandranellur Bhagavathi
This temple is managed by Kalakattu Manakkil Thantri
The Theyyams are performed from 26th to 28th of Malayalam month Dhanu.
On 26th night, Bhairavan and Karivalamma Theyyam, 27th morning Rakthachamundi, Kakkara Bhagavathi, Uchitta, Karikkutti Sasthappan and at night Sreebhootham Theyyam are being performed.
On 28th morning, Pottan Theyyam, Oorpazhassi, Vettakkorumakan and at noon Kurathi, Gulikan Vishnumoorthi and Chandranellur Bhagavathi are being performed.
History of Chandranellur Bhagavathi: A Namboothiri from Kalakattu Illiam reached the place known as Manathana. Kali appeared in front of him and presented ‘Soolam’. (a type of rod) ‘Kannadi’, (Mirror) and ‘Kiridam’ (Crown). Namboothiri deposited the ‘Kiridam’ at Kalakattu Illam, ‘Kannadi’ at Pilakkode Rayaramangalam temple and ‘Soolam’ at Mangattu Neeliyar Kottam. The Crown which was deposited at Kalakattu Illam turned as Chandranellur Bhagavathi.
History of Kuttisasthappan: In yester years, at a Namboothiri Illam when the generation was coming to an end, a couple conducted poojas. Kuttisasthappan originated from the ‘Homakundam’ of this pooja



The Karippal Nagam is situated at Karippal near Perumbadavu. To reach Karippal, one has to travel 20 kms. from Pilathara (Pilathara near to Payyanur on Payyanur-Kannur Road) by Perumbadavu Bus and from Perumbadavu one has to walk about one kilometer to reach the temple.
The Theyyams performed here are
1. Nagarajavu
2. Nagakanni
The temple is managed by the local committee under the supervision of Karippal family.
The theyyam festival is held in every year on ‘Ayillyam’ Asterisam of Malayalam month Dhanu. Sarpabali at 8.00 pm and thottam for Nagarajavu at 12.00 pm followed by the thottam of Nagakanya. The theyyams will be over by 9.00 am.


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 Sree Varadaraja Venkataramana Temple

Sree Varadaraja Venkataramana Temple is situated about fivehundred meters north of Kasargod railway station


 Thrukkannattu Thriambaka (Siva) Temple

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 Sree Kurumba Bhagavathy Temple

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 Mallam Sree Durga Parameswari Temple

Mallam Sree Durga Parameswari Temple is 10 kms east of Kasargod. Via Boyikkanam. Free lunch and supper to all the devotees through out the year.


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‘Kshetrapalan and Bhagavathy’. This place also called ‘Kekulom’ is the venue of a grand 8 day festival led by the famous ‘Sivarathri’ which is attended by a large number of devotees.


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Uppala Railway Station, on the Mangalore-Kasargod railway line, is the nearest railhead.


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Cheruvathur Kachilot Bhagavathy Temple

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Cheruvathur Kachilot Bhagavathy Temple

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Uppala bhagavathy temple. Kasargod

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Bayar Siva temple