Event date: 02-12-2013 | Venue : Parassinikadavu Sri Muthappan Temple, Kannur
Located on the banks of river Valapattanam, Parassinikadavu Sri Muthappan Temple stands apart also in the manner of the customs followed and in its unique architecture. Sri Muthappan, the principal deity here is a folk deity unlike in other popular temples in Kerala and here the Brahminical tradition of temple worship is not followed. It is believed that Sri Muthappan is a manifestation of the mythical figures 'Thiruvoppana' and 'Vellattam'. On arrival, one would be offered a number of legends regarding the deity's ancestry and birth.
Muthappan Thiruvoppana Festival as it is famously called, is held annually. Sri Muthappan is always accompanied by a dog and dogs are considered sacred here. When the Prasadam (offerings made to the deity) is ready it is first served to a dog that is always ready inside the temple complex.