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Kottiyoor Vaisakha Maholsavam Festival

₹ 15000 per person

(കൊട്ടിയൂർ മഹാദേവ ക്ഷേത്രം, കണ്ണൂർ)

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 (27 May to 23 June 2018). 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.

Vaisakha Maholsavam dates for year 2018

22-May-2018, Tuesday – Neerezhunnallathu

27-May-2018, Sunday – Neyattam

28-May-2018, Monday – Bhandaram Ezhunnallathu (Mid night, Ladies will be Allowed only after this)

4-June-2018, Monday – Thiruvonam Aradhana

5-June-2018, Tuesday – Ilaneer Veypu

6-June-2018, Wednesday – Ashtami Aradhana, Ilaneerattam

9-June-2018, Saturday – Revathi Aradhana

13-Thursday-2018, Wednesday – Rohini Aradhana

15-June-2018, Friday – Thiruvathira Chathussatham

16-June-2018, Saturday – Punartham Chathussatham

17-June-2018, Sunday – Aayilyam Chathussatham

18-June-2018, Monday – Makam Kalam Varavu (After 12.00PM, Ladies won’t be allowed)

21-June-2018, Thursday – Atham Chathussatham, Valattam, Kalasa Pooja

22-June-2018, Friday – Thrukkalassattu

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 : Rs 15,000 per person, Minimum 2 pax

Tour Location

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  • Departure
    Kannur
  • Departure Time
    Early morning
  • Dress Code
    Normal
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Personal Guide
    Transportation/Car
  • Not Included
    Break Fast
    Donation or Offerings
    Full Meals

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