Kottiyoor Vaisakha Maholsavam Festival 2023

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Kottiyoor Vaisakha Maholsavam Festival 2023

₹ 1000 per person

Kottiyoor Vaisakha Maholsavam Festival 2023

Kottiyoor Vaisakha Maholsavam Festival 2023 : Kottiyoor or Kottiyur is a famous Hindu pilgrim center devoted to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The proper name of the temple here is Sri Kottiyoor Mahadeva Kshetram. Kottiyoor temple is located near Kelakam in Kannur district of the southern state Kerala. Sri Kottiyoor temple is also known as the “Dakshina Kashi” or “Varanasi of the South” and attracts lakhs of devotees every year during the “Vaisakha Maholsavam” celebrations. The Kottiyoor Vaisakha Maholsavam festival at Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple is held every year during the months of May – June . The twenty eight day festival commences with the Neyyattam ritual on the Swati Day in Edavam and concludes with the Thrikkalashaattu. The Vaisakha Maholsavam celebrations begin with the ritual of bringing a sword from Muthirerikavu from Wayanad. On the following day, on Visakham star Bhandaram Ezhunnallath ritual is held. Gold, Silver vessels, heavenly ornaments etc are brought from nearby Manathana village to Kottiyoor. An important ritual during the festival is the ‘Elaneer Vayppu’ or submitting tender coconuts before the swayambhu Shiva linga. On this special day, thousands of tender coconuts carried from different parts of Malabar by the devotees are submitted. The following day, the main priest of the temple, pours the collected coconut water on to the idol which is known as ‘Elaneeraattam’. Rohini Aaradhana is a very important ritual which is not seen in any other temple. The priest embraces the swayambhu Shiva linga as part of the ritual. The belief behind this ritual is that Brahma himself worships Lord Shiva to pacify for the loss of Sati. As a part of the festival, a procession (Ezhunnallippu) is held with two elephants carrying the idols of Lord Shiva and Parvathi. After the procession, the elephants are fed well (Aanayootu) and given a formal farewell.

Kottiyoor Vaisakha Maholsavam 2023 dates

(കൊട്ടിയൂർ മഹാദേവ ക്ഷേത്രം, കണ്ണൂർ)

ഈ വർഷത്തെ ശ്രീ കൊട്ടിയൂർ ഉത്സവം
2023 May 6 ശനി 1198 മേടം 22 പ്രാക്കുഴം
2023 May 27 ശനി 1198 എടവം 13 നീരെഴുന്നള്ളത്ത്
2023 June 1 വ്യാഴം 1198 എടവം 18 നെയ്യാട്ടം
2023 June 2 വെള്ളി 1198 എടവം 19 ഭണ്ഡാരം എഴുന്നള്ളത്ത്
2023 June 8 വ്യാഴം 1198 എടവം 25 തിരുവോണം ആരാധന
2023 June 9 വെള്ളി 1198 എടവം 26 ഇളനീർ വെയ്പ്പ്
2023 June 10 ശനി 1198 എടവം 27 ഇളനീരാട്ടം അഷ്ടമി ആരാധന
2023 June 13 ചൊവ്വ 1198 എടവം 30 രേവതി ആരാധന
2023 June 17 ശനി 1198 മിഥുനം 2 രോഹിണി ആരാധന
2023 June 19 തിങ്കൾ 1198 മിഥുനം 4തിരുവാതിര ചതുശതം
2023 June 20 ചൊവ്വ 1198 മിഥുനം 5 പുണർതം ചതുശ്ശതം
2023 June 22 വ്യാഴം 1198 മിഥുനം 7 ആയില്യം ചതുശ്‌ശതം
2023 June 24 ശനി 1198 മിഥുനം 9 മകം കലം വരവ്
2023 June 27 ചൊവ്വ 1198 മിഥുനം 12 അത്തം ചതുശ്ശതം വാളാട്ടം കലശപൂജ
2023 June 28 ബുധൻ 1198 മിഥുനം 13 തൃക്കലശാട്ട്

Image Courtesy : Varun Aduthila & Rajesh Kavinissery

Kottiyoor Vaisakha Maholsavam Festival Pilgrim Tour

Tour Period –  May 28 to June 22, 2018 only. This rate applicable for 1-2 people double sharing bed accommodation at decent homestay near Kottiyoor
Day 1:  Arrival at Kannur
Pick up can be arranged from Kannur Railway or Bus Station – or even we can arrange airport pick up from Kozhikode or Cochin (addtional taxi rate applicable for airport pick up)
Direct to homestay – stay at Home
Day 2:  Morning after break fast proceed to Kottiyoor Temple … will see all rituals there till afternoon and there after sightseeing near by
Return to homestay by evening – stay at homestay
Day 3: After breakfast return to Kannur Bus station or Railway Station.
Package Cost : On request

An initiative guided by Bekal Resorts Development Corp., Govt of Kerala

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Kottiyoor Vaisakha Maholsavam Festival 2023

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    Full Meals

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