Muthappan Temple, also called Parassinikadavu Muthappan temple is a Hindu temple, located on the banks of the Valapattanam river about 10 km from Taliparamba 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 folk deity and not a vedic deity, but there are recent attempts to associate the deity to Vishnu or 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, 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).
Date of Parassinikadvau Muthappan Madappura Puthari Vellattam 2018 : October 26th (Malayam Month : Thulam 09th)
Parassini kadavu vazhipadukal | Vazhipaadu / Offering Details and Pricing Receipt
Choroon (for children) 10.00
Remarks : You can either can take receipt for individual offerings or take once receipt for all the given offerings (As in the picture). Offering counter is just in-front of the main entrance
Newly Increased Price of Vazhipaadu / Offerings @ Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Timing :- Vellattam and Thiruvappana are performed every day morning from 5.45 to 8 am. Vellattam is also performed at evening by around 6.30 pm.
Thiruvappana is not performed on the following days:
1. Thulam 1st to Vrischikam 15th every year.
2. Amaavasi (new moon) day of Karkkitakam and Thulam.
3. “Nira” day of the temple.
4. When there is a death in the Madappura family.
Apart from this you can visit Parassini Madappura at any time and even you can stay overnight here. You will get food from Oottupura.
Also Read :– Choroon Timing and Procedures in Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
As the temple welcomes all irrespective of their cast, religion and nationality, people from all walks of life reach here. You can spot even international tourists praying before the Muthappan. Some of them spend a few days and go back to their own destinations with a fresh mind of peace and great relief.
Before entering the main temple you need to do is to climb down the steps to reach the river and clean your body. After cleaning, enter into the inner premises (Sreekovil or Sanctum Sanctorum) of the temple. Here you won’t face such large queue for Dharshan (seeing the deity) as you would normally see in other great temples. Pray before Muthappan and put some money, as you please, into the box (Hundi) provided. Vellattam or Thiruvappana is a must watch item and the most sought after one by the devotees.
After the performance, devotees queue up before Muthappan and convey their problems to Him. He in return passes some kind words, which gives great relief to the devotees. Muthappan’s sudden replies do provide some solace to them an they return happily and hopefully..
Dress Code Inside Parassinikadavu Muthappan Madappura
There is no such dress code or restriction for any kind of dress for entering inside Muthappan madappura. You can wear your own choice of dress and have darshan. Only thing, you have to keep your footwear outside
Location: 20 kilometers from Kannur
Dedicated to: Lord Shiva (Muthappan)
Significance: Theyyam ritual that is performed daily
Phone : 0497 – 2780722
Visiting Timing: 30 Mins (Depend Up on You)
Best time to Visit:April to August
Nearest Railway Station : Kannur
Nearest Air Port: Calicut / Karipur Airport 93 kms
Muthappan is not a deity for any particular religion. All are welcome irrespective of cast, religion and nationality. Come once in your life time and stay blessed
Muthappaaa Saranam !!!