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Sulthan Bathery Ganapathi Vattam Ganapathi Temple - History - Festival

Ganapathi Vattam Ganapathi Temple is located at Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad district, Kerala. The 6-day festival in the temple begins with kodiyettam on Makaram 15.

The main deity Ganapathi or Ganesha faces east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Ayyappa, Nagathan and Bhagavathi.

Sulthan Bathery was earlier known as Ganapathi Vattam. The temple was built by Narmudicheran who had defeated the Ezhimala king Nannan. The temple later came under the control of Kottayam kings. The temple witnessed numerous activities by Pazhassi Raja against the British.

Tipu Sultan had completely destroyed the temple. The temple was later renovated by the Chettis of Wayanad.

The temple is now maintained by Adivasis and Chettis.

Kalampattu is performed during the third and the fourth days of the annual festival. The utsava murti of Ganapati is taken out in a big procession atop a caparisoned elephant on the final day of the festival. The annual festival is also famous for various pujas and rituals. Traditional performing art forms of Kerala temples, music and dance are part of the annual festival.

The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda Masam (April - May).

Sulthan Bathery Ganapathi Temple Timings

Morning darshan and puja timings are from 5:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Evening darshan and puja timings are from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM