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- Me and my family went to the temple yesterday for a piligrimage trip, very powerful subrananian temple in kerala, and a big nagaVery big well is there, one of the powerful subramaniya and naga is peralasserry.nearest railway station is thalassery, nearest airport is kannurWritten 17 April 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Kottiyoor temple is known as Dakshina Kasi and the Vaishaka Festival at Akkare Kottiyoor is world famous. The main temple is opened throughout the year except for the time when the riverside deity is worshipped in Vaishaka month.
Temple is situated around 45kms from the new Kannur Airport, which is 1 hour 30 minutes drive by car.
Lord Shiva is the main deity.Written 23 October 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- A beautiful Sree Krishna Temple in Taliparamba, Kannur. Sree Krishna blesses his devotees in sitting posture with Roudra Bhavam. It is believed that this is after Kamsavadham.
Another beautiful temple of Lord Durga is nearby this Temple.
A Lord Shiva Temple is also nearby.
Do not miss to get the blessings while you are in Taliparamba.Written 22 January 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Sree Sundareswara Temple is located at Talap in Kannur, around 2.5km from Kannur town.
History: The designs of the Sundareswara Temple were made by Sri Chaithanyaall swami. Sree Narayana guru named Lord Shiva as Sree Sundereshwara by saying that all the people are beautiful, the place is beautiful thus named Lord Shiva as Sree Sunderehwara (God of beauty) in this temple. This temple was built on April 11 in the year 1916.
Arattu is the main festival here and the eight-day annual festival of the temple is celebrated in the Malayalam month of Meenam (March- April). On the last day the Arattu (Holy Bath) ritual is held and is followed by a procession of caparisoned elephants and fireworks, which mark the end of the festival.
Construction work around the temple (Nadapandal) is undergoing now and hope to complete before the arattu festival.
Address: Talap, Kannur, Kerala 670002.Written 12 March 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Holy Trinity Cathedral is located in Burnassery (the anglicized version is Burnshire), previously addressed as Kannur Cantonment/Cannanore Cantonment during the days of the British. Even before the English, it had remained a military camp of the Portuguese and the Dutch, and is presently the headquarters of the Defence Security Corps of India. The Cathedral is about 3 Km from the Kannur Railway Station by road and can easily be accessed by car/auto-rickshaw/local bus.
The present church is the renovated one during 2010 in a Roman-Gothic style of architecture, adding beauty to the original historic monument.
According to history, the Portuguese traders could not get along with the Zamorins of Calicut and hence moved to Kannur, where they were received by the Kolathiri king of Kannur and were permitted to build the first Chapel in 1501 A.D. by a team of four Franciscan Missionaries in the site where the Cathedral stands now. This ancient Roman Catholic Holy Trinity Cathedral, thus, gathers its fame as one of the oldest Catholic Churches of Kerala having this great historical significance. The establishment of the Chapel has also been instrumental to the missionary activities of North Malabar.
When the Catholic Missions of South Canara and Malabar regions were handed over to the Jesuits of the Venice Province in 1878, the mission involvement of the area took a new turn. On 12th June 1923, again some parts of Malabar, which belonged to the Diocese of Mangalore were separated and a new Diocese of Calicut was established. On 5th November 1998, Saint Pope John Paul II created the present Diocese of Kannur, bifurcating it from the original Diocese of Calicut. Most Rev. Dr Varghese Chakkalakal, who was then a professor at St. Joseph's Seminary, Mangalore, and a priest of the Diocese of Calicut, was consecrated as the first Bishop of Kannur on 7th February 1999, who took charge of the Diocese on 8th February 1999. Consequent to his transfer on June 15, 2012 to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calicut, Most Rev. Dr Alex Joseph Vadakumthala is appointed as the present Bishop on 1st February 2014 and was consecrated on March 23rd as the administrator of the Diocese of Kannur.
The Church is close to the coast in the neighbourhood of the Defence Security Corps, Baby Beach and the Kannur Lighthouse. The interior of the church is very appealing, adorned with stained glass carrying the portraits of descriptions in the Bible. Just below the alter is an Adoration Chapel that can be reached using the steps in front of the alter. The Stations of the Cross are erected in the sprawling vacant area in front of the Church.
In the belfry at the back of the church, 5 bells brought from Novara of Italy in 1912, have been reinstalled and recently automated using ‘Automatic Church Bell Ringer’ with ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Jingle bells’ melodies. Each of the five bells are connected to separate Pulsator units that are regulated by a control unit.Written 1 April 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- What an ancient historically important temple, a must visit preferably on a Saturday to witness the performance of Kaliattam. Free lunch ia also served to all the devotees.
We stayed at Kairali heritage Resorts and enjoyed the boat ride along the Katampally River.Written 23 October 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Lord Ganesha and Ayyappa are deities here.Very famous temple in the town.There are many peacocks nearby the templeWritten 31 May 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The idol of Goddess Bhadrakali,at the rear of the present main shrine was first installed by Parashurama.As goddess was so fierce even birds could not fly in front of the idol.There fore Parashurama installed a shrine of goddess Durga of gentle nature in front of the SreeBhadrakaali shrine.After the 2nd Prathishta the fierceness of Bhadrakaali was reduced.
Festivals POOROLSAVAM commences 8 days prior to pooram asteric in Meenam. The main item is Thitambunruththam On every day of the festival the thitambs are taken in procession to the Amma-paramb(ground of the mother of these Goddesses) The belief is that thes Goddesses visit their mother.Written 3 January 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is one of the popular Masjid in Thalassery. It is located in the Thalassery - Irikkur Rd in Thalassery. It is visited by Muslims very much.Written 29 June 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The temple is one of the 108 Durga temples in Kerala.
The route to reach this temple is as below -
KANNUR - Mattannur - Thillankeri - Muzhakunnu ( around 42 KMS)
Another route is
Kottiyoor - Peravoor - Kayankkad - Muzhakunnu temple..
From KANNUR - around 45 MS
From thalassery - around 33 kms..
Don't forget to visit this temple and have a Darshan - if you ever happen to pass through this route.Written 2 February 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Mavilakkavu is a temple located in Mavilai on the Kannur-Koothuparambu road in Kannur district of Kerala. The main deity is Lord Shiva. Adiyulsavam is a popular festival held here as part of the Vishu festival.
The third bridge is in the Nilanchira field between the elder Kurvadu and the younger Kurvadu, who represent the elder brothers, after the goddess unties the hair of Ishwara's theyyattam.
Adiutsavam is a festival held in the famous Mavilaika in Kannur district. In the Malayalam month, the festival is celebrated at Kacherikavu on Medam 2 and at Nelanchira field near Munnam bridge on Medam 4.
The rituals begin with a person belonging to a Brahmin community buying avil from an Ezhava chief and throwing it in the middle of the crowd.
There are two legends about the Adi festival held at Mavilaikavu. Legend has it that after enjoying it for a while, he was asked to stop beating and then disappeared after being told to do the foot festival every year. According to another legend, Mavilai, the god of Kaval, used to visit the Kachcherikavu sub-temple and the nearby house regularly. There was no resentment inside. Then two days later they were beaten again at four o'clock. In this ceremony, God is not present.Written 4 November 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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