kunnathoor Padi

Kunnathoor Padi is a special place dedicated to the folk Hindu deity Sree Muthappan. It’s located in the Kannur District of Kerala, South India, high up in the Sahyadri mountains, about 3,000 feet above sea level. At Kunnathoor Padi, there’s no temple for Sree Muthappan, but there’s a unique festival held in his honor.

During the festival, a temporary shrine called Sreekovil is set up in the forest. Sree Muthappan once said that all he needed was a natural setting with fallen leaves, a spring, a big mountain, a round stone, and some palm trees. That’s why the festival is held in the forest.

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In the middle of the forest, there’s a clearing with a cave. Near the cave, there’s a stone, a rock stand, and a mud platform. On each side of the cave, there’s a palm tree. To the north, there’s a spring called Thiruvankadavu, and beyond that is Aadipadi.

During the festival, special rituals are performed by priests to purify the area and honor Sree Muthappan. The festival lasts from mid-December to mid-January, and people from all around come to celebrate. It’s a unique and sacred place where nature and spirituality come together.

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