Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Aradhana Mahotsavam

Date:17-11-2019 to 30-11-2019

Payyannur Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is one of the famous Lord Subrahmanya temples in Kerala. Located at Payyannur in Kannur, the annual 14 days Aradhana Mahotsavam begins on the 1st of Malayalam month of Vrishchikam (Mid November). The major ritual held during the festival is the Thidambu Nritham, the ritual artform of Malabar.  Panchavadyam, Pandi Melam and Ashtapadi are also held during the festival.

Triputhari, the harvest festival is also celebrated here, where the deities are offered the newly harvest rice.  The temple is also famous for the pavitra modiram, a uniquely crafted ring. Made only against order, with gold and the holy darbha grass, it is worn after being sanctified at the temple by Brahmins while performing rituals.

Main Attraction

Thidambu Nritham




Payyannur Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple

Kannur - 670307
Phone: +91 4985 205116, 9446697343


Festival date
From 1- 14 of the Malayalam month of Vrishchikam (Mid November)

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