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Malliyottu Palottukavu Aadaam Kovval

Malliyottu Palottukavu Aadaam Kovval is a temple situated at Kunhimangalam near Payyanur in Kannur District. It is about 2 km from Ezhilode on Payyanur-Kannur Road. The presiding deity is Palottu Daivam.

Spanning an area of 5 acres, the kavu houses a nalukettu, sanctums of several gods and goddesses, Kailasakkallu, Kodimaram and Pattupura. There is also a Devi temple outside the Nalukettu. The priest of Palottu Daivam is Malliyodan whereas for other gods, it is Anthithiriyan.

According to the historical evidences it is believed that the Palottu Daivam is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu to kill Hayagreevan, a demon. The temple is named after Malliyodan Namboothiri. Formerly, the temple was known as Shri Kurumba Temple.

Many festivals are celebrated here which includes the five-day Vishu festival from the 1st to 5th of Malayalam month Medam (April) and the three-day Bharani festival. The anuual ten-day Pooram festival from Karthika asterism to Pooram asterism in the Malayalam month of Meenam (March – April) also attracts a large number of people.

Chandranellur Bhagavathi Temple, Karippal Nagam, Vettakkorumakan Kshethram and Puliroopa Kali Temple are the major places of worship nearby.

Updated on 17th November, 2015
District: Kannur
Location: Kunhimangalam


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