Kadiyath Matappura Muthappan Temple Kannur

The Kadiyath Matappura Muthappan Kshethram is located in Athirakam, which is in the Kannur district of Kerala, India. Kannur is a northern district in Kerala known for its rich cultural heritage, historical significance, and vibrant traditions.

The temple is dedicated to Muthappan, a deity revered in the Malabar region, particularly in Kannur and Kasaragod districts. Muthappan is considered a manifestation of Lord Shiva and is worshipped by devotees seeking protection and blessings for prosperity and well-being.

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Theyyam is a traditional ritual art form of Kerala in which performers embody divine beings through elaborate costumes, makeup, and dance. Muthappan Theyyam is a prominent form of Theyyam dedicated to Lord Muthappan, where performers enact stories from his mythology and offer blessings to devotees.


The Temple has a number of festivals. The important ones are :


During Nagapooja, devotees offer prayers, perform rituals, and make offerings to the serpent gods, seeking their protection from snake bites, illnesses, and other dangers associated with snakes. Offerings typically include milk, turmeric, flowers, and sacred ash. Devotees also conduct various rites and ceremonies to appease the serpentine deities and seek their blessings for prosperity, fertility, and overall well-being.


heyyam is a traditional ritual art form indigenous to Kerala, India, characterized by vibrant performances that depict deities and mythical figures. Performers, known as Theyyam artists, undergo elaborate makeup, costumes, and rituals to embody divine beings, ancestors, or spirits.

Contact Address: Matappura Muthappan Temple, Kadiyath, Kannur

phone : 9895252919

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