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Kannadiparamba Sree Dharma Sastha Temple Near Kannur

Kannadiparamba Sree Dharma Sastha temple is located on the Puthentheruvu – Kannadiparamba road in Kannur district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala as it is mentioned in the Thottam Pattu. The temple is around 12 km from Kannur Railway Station. Uthram nakshatra day in Meena Masam observes the main festival in the temple.

The murti of Sastha in the temple is standing with bow and arrow. The Upa Devatas in the temple are Shiva and Goddess Bhagavathi. Shiva is known as Vayathur Kaliyar.

History has it that the murti of Goddess Bhagavathi was brought from Pandiya kingdom.

The temple is more than 3000 years old. It is believed that initially the temple was Shiva temple. The temple has a grove spreading over 3 acres. The total area of the temple is around 8 acres.

An important offering in the temple is Valiya Vattalam Payasam. It is offered for childbirth in the family. Neerajanam is offered to Sastha, Raktha Pushpanjali to Bhagavathi and Neyyamrut to Shiva.

Kannadiparamba Sree Dharma Sastha Temple Timing

Morning: 5:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Evening:  5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Important Festivals In Kannadiparamba Sree Dharma Sastha Temple

  • Ootu Ulsavam dedicated to Shiva is celebrated in February.
  • Uthra Vilakku Maholsavam for Sree Dharma Sastha is celebrated in March or April.
  • Pattutsavam for Sree Bhagavathy is observed in October.