Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Sundareswara Arattu Festival

Date:16-03-2019 to 24-03-2019

Sree Sundareswara Temple is located at Talap in Kannur. Sree Narayana Guru, the great social reformer consecrated the idol of Lord Shiva here on1916 April 11. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is one of the four temples consecrated by the Guru in Kannur district. Here, Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Sundareswara (God of Beauty).

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. Many religious and cultural programs add colour to the festival.

The temple is open to all irrespective of their caste or religion.

Main Attraction

Elephant Procession




Sree Sundareswara Temple

Talap PO
Kannur - 670002
Phone: +91 497 2702398


Festival date
In the Malayalam month of Meenam (March- April)

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