Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple

Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple, Kannur

Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple
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girihari
Thane, India104 contributions
DAKSHINA KASI - KOTTIYOOR
Oct 2019
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 2019
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devpnair
Kannur, India16 contributions
Nature friendly temple, open 2 months in a year
Jun 2019 • Friends
Very famous temple in north malabar and open in May, June months of every year. Very famous Siva Temple, known as Northen Kaashi
Written 4 July 2019
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Ananth 727499
Tiruppur, India1,283 contributions
Place of calmness and peace..
May 2019 • Friends
This Temple is an ancient one.
It is said that Dakshan performed his Yagna here and got punished by Verrapathirar..

01. Thruchcherumana kshetram is the real Name of the temple.. There are two temples namely
A) Akkarae kottiyoor (this Temple)
B) Ikkarae kottiyoor (Temple on the other bank of the river.

02. This Temple (Akkarae kottiyoor) is also called as Vadakkeshwaram Temple by the people..

03. This Temple is situated on the banks of Bavali river..

04. This Temple is open only for 27 days for vysaka festival (which comes approximately from 15 th may to 15th June).. The time of opening varies year after year..

So, people come in large groups to have the Darshan of Lord Shiva..

05. You have to park Your vehicle a distance away from The Temple and then walk through the iron bridge and then through the river water (of course sand bags are kept above it for us to walk on it)

06. Lord Shiva is seen to present in a small hut like structure..

07. Sakthi Devi after Dashan's yagna left her soul in this place..

08. The rituals done today in this Temple are set out by sri shankaracharya..

09. Shankaracharya felt the presence of Lord Shiva in this place and he Didn't want to polkute this holy ground by walking on it. So he prayed to Lord Shiva from Ekkare
Kottiyoor and left..

In my view, there should be an invitation from Lord Shiva Himself for you to visit this place..

Pray to HIM and do visit this Temple atleast once in your life time..
Written 30 May 2019
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Sameer C N
Kannur, India49 contributions
An ancient pilgrim place.
Jun 2018 • Family
This is an ancient pilgrim place for devotees from Hindu methodology. This pilgrimage involves almost all cast and and class people in different ways.
Written 14 February 2019
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aski_online
Bangalore District, India197 contributions
Ekkara temple - can, peaceful
Dec 2018 • Family
Visited the main temple (ekkara) as it’s not the season where Ankara temple is open. Reached this place by 10:30 am on Saturday morning of December (a non stop drive from Bangalore) and it was worth all the distance. It was not crowded, was quite, peaceful and had very good Darshan. Guess temple is open till afternoon, couldn’t check the exact timing. Seems lunch is also served for devotees. Advise traditional attire. Just got few steps, otherwise accessible easily for elders as well.
Written 27 December 2018
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Sameer C
Kannur, India13 contributions
Devotion along with Nature.
Jun 2018 • Family
This is a ancient Devotional point where all the human beings in different class are participating with their role. (Includes all casts)
The climate is a special one . Actually you should ready & prepare to walk through water and rain.
Written 28 August 2018
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Nikhil Komath
Chennai (Madras), India157 contributions
One of the most serene places in North Kerala
Aug 2017 • Family
This temple is not exactly a concrete or brick made temple. These are make shift temples which are erupted for yagas only during the festival period. The place is so sacred that there is not entry for people except the festival time. And monsoon is an integral part of the Kottiyoor Mahadeva temple festival which is also called Vaishakha Maholsavam. This is undoubtedly one of the most visited temple festivals in the entire South India. This place is believed the place where Daksha Yaga held in Puranas. The deity Shiva here believed to be in his most powerful form.

Tips:
If you are visiting, the festival will be in May-June-July time generally. Some days women are not allowed. Please avoid plastics.
Written 13 July 2018
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binithasajith
Mumbai, India70 contributions
A temple in midst of nature
Jul 2017 • Friends
Located more than 40 km from Thalassery, this is a very quaint Temple that is open to public for just 1 month every year, that is during June every year. During this period there are very few days when ladies are permitted to visit this temple.

The temple is very crowded during this period especially during weekends.

People come in large groups from various parts of Kerala.

The place of worship is in a open area all surrounded by water. This is a very unique experience and one has to go and experience it to really get the feel. The temple is located in midst of a forest area... across a river. There’s a temple on the main road also. This temple is open throughout the year
Written 15 June 2018
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pulse606
Kannur, India22 contributions
Devine Experience
Jun 2018 • Family
Most amazing place to visit considering the fact that you will get the opportunity to visit only once in an year during the months of June.

The feeling it's self is overwhelming when u know that daksha yagna happened at this very place and Saturday immolates herself at this very particular place .

We went to this place on a rainy day, considering the fact that it's open during the rainy season . U should be lucky or in that case unlucky if u miss the rain

We have to cross the river over the bridge. You can observe the river flowing at it's peak flow esp in the rainy season . U reach the shrine after walking for around 10 mins .

The main shrine is located on a raised platform where the Lord is present in the form of syamboo. The raised platform it self is present in the middle of a pond . Which has a amazing flow of water from one of he rivers spring . U will need to move around the water after praying the Lord .

On the left of the site will be the place Saturday immopates herself in fire. Considering the fact that all shaktipeetas are formed when Lord Shiva wanders with satis body started from here is emotionally overwhelming.

There is constant In flow and outflow of water from the pond . U will be find so many peopleof all age groups with months old to very old people mesmersied while praying the Lord .

When the whole darshan is over you will feel some unknown kind of energy with in you which doesn't have any words to describe.

If you are first timer Google some facts about the temple even before you go there just to feel the significance of this place and how people are trying to maintain the serene, presitine devotional experience.
Written 11 June 2018
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sgthampi
Bengaluru, India98 contributions
Divine
Jan 2018 • Couples
The ikkare Kottiyoor temple is open for around 12 months. The temple across the river is open during the month of Vishaka. A good place to visit and inbibe the history and divinity associated with the place.
Written 4 February 2018
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