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Varam Sree Sastham Kottom Shiva Temple Information - Festival

Varam Sree Sastham Kottom Shiva Temple is located on the Kannur – Mattannur road in Kannur district. The annual festival is observed from Dhanu 21 to Dhanu 12.

Thiruvayudayudda nritham of Sastha and thenga adi (breaking of coconut) are performed during the festival. Thirumul kazhcha samarpanam is held at Puthussery Chathothu Kalari devasthanam three days before the conclusion of the festival. During the Friday of the festival Valiya Guruthi is offered to Goddess Bhadrakali.

The main deity worshipped in the temple is Shiva but the fame of the temple rests on Upa Devata Sastha. The other upa devatas in the temple are Ganapathy and Bhadrakali.

The unique aspect of the Sastha murti is that he is holding a lotus.

The temple was known as Thayamkulangara Kavu in Thottam Pattu. Thus this is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala.