Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Kodiyettam festival

Date:19-12-2018 to 26-12-2018

The Peralassery Sri Subrahmanya Temple, located around 16 kms south of Kannur city on the Kannur - Koothuparamba road is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya. It is popularly believed that this place of worship was built by Lord Rama himself. The annual Kodiyettam festival of is held for 8 days starting from 4th of the Malayalam month of Dhanu (Mid December) and ends on 11th of the same month.  The ritual of Kodiyettam (hoisting of the flag) is held on 4th day of the festival and is followed by the ritual of Kazhcha Sreebali and Thidambu Nritham. Chakyarkoothu, Ottamthullal, Thayambaka and Kathakali are the artforms performed during the festival.   

The presiding deity of Peralassery Temple is the serpent form of Lord Subrahmanya and inside the temple; devotees can view many idols of snakes, mostly of King cobra. This majestic snake is considered to be holy and eggs are the main offering, known as Mutta Oppikal.

The temple pond, modelled of step ponds, situated outside the temple entrance, is the major attraction here.  It is believed that the waters in the temple tank is connected with the waters of Kaveri River, hence Kaveri Samkramam is also celebrated here. 

Main Attraction

Thidambu Nritham

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Location

Mundaloor

Venue
Peralassery Sri Subrahmanya Temple

Address
Mundaloor
Kannur - 670622
Phone: +91 497 2827601, 9400527392

District
Kannur

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