Vaishaka Mahotsavam

A 28-day festival, in the heart of a dense forest and in front of a roaring river, is an experience only God’s Own Country can provide. The hills of Kannur play host to the Kottiyoor Vysakha Mahotsavam, a festival hosted by two temples, Akkara Kottiyoor, and Ikkara Kottiyoor. Situated on the banks of the mighty River Baveli, it is among the most beloved festivals of Northern Kerala. The venue....
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The rituals are performed in thatched huts and begin with the Neyyattam (pouring of ghee). It begins with the bringing of a sword from Muthirerikavu in Wayanad. Another interesting spectacle seen is the Rohini Aaradhana where the priest embraces the swayambhoo Shiva linga as part of the ritual. One would also not wish to miss the Elaneer Vayppu, in which tender coconut is offered before the swayambhoo lingam. The festival ends with the Elaneerattam, in which the collected tender coconut water is poured on the idol by the head priest. It is a stunning visual spectacle, with nature itself sanctifying this divine event.

Organized By

Pradeep Chandran
Tourist Information Officer
Department of Tourism

How to reach

The nearest airport is Kannur International Airport, which is 44 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Kannur, which is 67 KMs away.
The nearest major city is Kottiyoor, which is 2KMs away.
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Event Details
Venue Address
Kottiyoor temple
Date Time

2 Jun 2023 - 28 Jun 2023

8:00 AM - 10:00 PM




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