Muthappan Temple

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Muthappan temple
Temple Address
Shivakote Main Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560089
Temple overview

Muthappan Temple located on the banks of the Valapattanam river, in Parassinnikkadavu, a small village about 16 km from Kannur District, Kerala is one unique temple of scenic beauty and fierce protection by the god. Unlike other temples in India where the intermediaries take our prayers to the Lord, here it is through our Kalpana where the manifestation of Shiva and Vishnu hear the devotees directly. He’s considered to be the most unorthodox Hindu deity one can find anywhere. The mysterious rituals and practices such as offering dried fish and toddy to the deity and providing the Prasadam first to the dogs that are considered to be sacred reveal the non-conformist nature of the temple. The temple is a private one belonging to a family. The entire family is dedicated to facility maintenance.
The story of the Lord Parassinikadavu Muthappan is interesting too. The traditional story describing the background of the deity is a baby in a basket floating on the river is found by a Brahmin lady Padikutty who nurtured the baby as her own. She was a devotee of Lord Shiva and so she considered the child to be a blessing from him. Padikutty and her husband were the landlords also called Naduvazhi Ayyankara Brahmins. They raised the baby as a Brahmin child. But as soon as he grew up, he turned out to be a hunter and offered food to the poor and the needy. And to their agony, he started eating fishes which were completely against the Namboothiri brahmin culture. Ayyankara Vazhunnavar and Padikutty, after failing in the way of requesting him earnestly, admonished him. The humiliation made him reveal his divine form also called Viswaroopam or the cosmic all-pervading form to his parents. His parents surrendered to his fierce form realizing that he’s an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Then the boy started his journey from Ayyankara, crossed many beautiful villages and reached a tribal family. He was then named as Muthappan by the tribes. They worshipped him as a God who helped and protected them. Puthari Thiruvappana festival is conducted on the 1st or 2nd of December and is considered the first Thiruvappana of the temple year. It’s associated with the harvesting season of that region. The last Thiruvappana of the temple year is on the 17th or 18th of October every year. The best period to visit is October-May. Puthari Thiruvappana festival is conducted on the 1st or 2nd of December and is considered the first Thiruvappana of the temple year. It’s associated with the harvesting season of that region. The last Thiruvappana of the temple year is on the 17th or 18th of October every year. The best period to visit is October-May.

Temple Timings
Monday
5:00 am - 8:00 am, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 8:00 am, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 8:00 am, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 8:00 am, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 8:00 am, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 8:00 am, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunday
5:00 am - 8:00 am, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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