Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Revathi Pattathanam

Date:10-11-2019 to 10-11-2019

The Tali Mahadeva Temple, dedicated to the concept of ardhanareeswara (Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati) is a marvel in the Kerala style of architecture. Inside the Nalambalam (main temple), there are Tali Ganapathy, Thevarathil Ganapathy and Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy as sub-deities. Besides, the temple premises have temples dedicated to Lord Krishna and Lord Narasimha. 

Tali Mahadeva Temple is famous for the annual congregation of scholars known as Revathi Pattathanam. The renowned Revathi Pattathanam first began in the 14th century used to be seven days long congregation of scholars held under the supervision of Zamorins. It is held on the Revathy asterism in the Malayalam month of Thulam (October-November). The event culminates with the conferring of the title Bhatta along with a panakizhi (sachet of money) to the selected scholar. 

The annual eight-day festival starts with flag hoisting in the Shiva and Krishna temples in the Malayalam month of Medam (April) and ends with an arattu. The Prathista festival will be held on the anizham asterism in the Malayalam month of Mithunam (June-July). 

Main Attraction

Revathi Pattathanam




Tali Mahadeva Temple

Chalappuram P.O
Kozhikode- 673002
Contact: 09847232310, 09446511091


Festival date
October- November

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