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Kerala Sights

Sri Muthappan Temple

  • Off NH–17
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 10/01/2012

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The unusual Sri Muthappan Temple sits on the bank of the Valapattanam River at Parassini Kaduvu. It's devoted to Lord Shiva in the form of a tribal hunter, and it hosts Theyyam performances almost every day of the year. Though it's not as colorful as traditional outdoor festivals, you can at least get a taste of Theyyam. As Sri Muthappan is usually pictured with a hunting dog, friendly mutts roam the sanctuary, and offerings at the shrine take the form of bronze dog figurines.

Sight Information

Address:

Off NH–17, 18 km (11 miles) north of Kannur, Parassini, Kerala, 670563, India

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Theyyams usually daily 5:30–8 am and 6:30–8 pm

Updated 10/01/2012

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