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Paloor Subrahmanya Temple – Paloor Kalari – Story festival

Paloor Subrahmanya Temple is located on Pulamanthole - Valapuram Road at Paloor Pulamanthole in Malappuram district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Subrahmanya or Murugan. The 9-day annual festival in the temple is known as Paloor Thaipooyam Ratholsavam or Therpooja and it coincides with the Thaipooyam festival in Makara Masam. The Uthram nakshatra day in Meena Masam is of great importance here.

The temple is famous as Paloor Kalari as it is a training center for martial art forms. This is a family owned temple.

Paloor Subrahmanya Temple Story

Koma panicker was a firm believer of 'Palani Andavan' (Sree Subrahmanyan) and visited Palani hills 101 times. He was an expert in Kalari and astrology and famous with his predictions. He could no longer visit Murugan at Palani due to his old age and therefore he meditated on Murugan with great dedication. Murugan felt compassion on Panicker and gave darshan to him at Paloor. Panicker constructed a temple at the place where he got the darshanam.

The annual festival in the temple is famous for a colorful procession which consists of Theyyam, kolams, Thira, Poothan, colorful Kavadi, caparisoned elephants, melam and other performing art forms of the region.

The deity is taken out atop an elephant on main day of the festival.

A beautifully decorated Theru or chariot is pulled on the day.

The temple has a two tier sanctum – chathura sreekovil.