Parassinikadavu muthappan temple kannur – dedicate to lord shiva
Parassinikadavu muthappan temple,at the banks of valapattanam river
Parassinikadavu muthappan temple is one of the famous temples in kerala which located ta thali of kannur district, the principal deity is lord shiva is worshiped as parassinikadavu muthappan, is a manifestation of two characters called thiruvappana and vellattam. the temple is located 20 km away from kannur. the holy temple is located ta the banks of valapattanam river and the water become pure by the blessings of lord shiva. the temple is administrated and maintained by the malabar devaswom board.
There are many dogs are seen in the surroundings of the temple sree muthappann is acccompanied by the dog. this is the unoque feature of this temple, there are two staues with bronze are focused at the entrance of the temple, it is believed that the dogs are the dogs are the body guards of the prime deity. The origin of the temple is relate with the appearance of a child who roamed the with a string who shows some interesting incidents and vanished later. The incidents pointed out that the divine presence of mutahappan, who immediately erected a place of worship, the place is now famous as the parrassinikadavu muthappan in kannur.
The temple is also famous for performing theyyam, which is a natural art form of kerala by which usually seen in north side of kerala, kannur is commonly known as the place for theyyams and thiras. which are the soul of the place.The temple is daily opens at 4.00 am for morning rituals. it is very easy to reach the temple. the spot is focused at 20 km from kannur, nearest bus station and rail head are also pointed in kannur. calicut international airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 136 km.