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Peralassery Temple History - Tempe Pond - Festival - Peralassery Sri Subrahmanya Temple

 Peralassery Sri Subrahmanya temple is located at Peralassery on the Kannur – Kuthuparamba road in Kannur district, Kerala. The annual festival is observed from Dhanu masam 4 to Dhanu Masam 11 as per traditional Kerala Kolla Varsham Malayalam calendar.

It is believed that the temple was an Ayyappan Kavu before and the consecration or prathishta of Subrahmanya was done by Ayyappa.

The murti of Sri Subramaniya in the sanctum sanctorum is carved in stone and is nearly 6 feet tall. The murti was destroyed and the temple vandalized by Tipu Sultan. The murti is now attached to a silver gola. The deity faces west.

The Upa Devatas in the temple are Ayyappa and Ganapathy. Special Naga rituals are performed in the temple.

The temple is a must visit for devotees who perform Nalambalam darshan in the region in Ramayana Masam (Karkidaka Masam – July – August). A vilakku or diya is lit in the shrine for Bhagavan Sri Ram in the Nalambalam of the temple.

The main attraction of the temple is the one of its kind temple pond in Kerala. The pond is spread over 75 cents and it has beautiful and well maintained steps. Such temple pond steps are found mainly in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat and Rajasthan. The temple pond has added to the fame of the temple. The pond is known as Ayanivayalkulam.

People who have darshan in Peralassery Temple also visit a nearby Makreri Hanuman temple. Visiting the two temples together are known as Randuambalam Darshanam.