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Arattu at Valliyoorkkavu Bhagavathy Temple

 

Venue: Valliyoorkkavu, Mananthavady town, Wayanad district

Valliyoorkkavu Bhagavathy temple is located in the tribal areas of Wayanad hills at Valliyoorkavu, 3 kms from Mananthavady town in Wayanad district.

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy and the annual festival is called the Arattu. The dances performed by the local tribals, to the accompaniment of native percussion instruments, are a major attraction of this annual feast. The traditional ritual art of Kalamezhuthu and an array of folk art forms are also performed.

Getting there:
Nearest railway station: Kozhikode, about  106 km from Mananthavady

Nearest airport: Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode  about 23 km. from Kozhikode

Erulam Sita Devi Temple
Situated at Pullapathy about 8 km from Sulthan Bathery the temple is dedicated to Goddess Sita the divine consort of Lord Rama in the sacred epic, ‘The Ramayana’ and their two Holy Sons Lava and Kusa. In the 2 day festival Thira Utsavam, ‘Theyyams’ present ritual dances to invoke the deity.
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Bhagavathy Temple
Situated at Valliyurkava about 3 km from Mananthavady the place is known for two temples. An annual festival for 14 days is celebrated here. Tribal dances and tribal feasts add nostalgic charm to the celebrations.

Sri Maha Ganapathy Temple
Situated at Sulthan Bathery this temple dedicated to Lord Maha Ganapathy the God for successful initiation and thorough conduct of all events celebrations an 8 day festival in which a variety of temple art forms takes place

THE GLASS TEMPLE AT KOTTAMUNDA

Kottamunda is on the slope of Vellarimala 20 km from Kalpetta, the Headquarters of Wayanad district. The place acquires significance because of the Glass Temple here. The temple is  dedicated to Parswanatha Swami, the third Thirthankara of the Jain Faith. The mirrors inside the temple walls, reflect thousands of beautiful image patterns of the icons in the temple sanctum sanctorum

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Sri Thirunelli Temple

Venue:   Sree Thirunelli Devaswom, Thirunelli, Mananthavadi, Wayanad district about 32 km northeast of Mananthavadi, Wayanad district, North Kerala.

The temple is also known as the Sahyamala Kshetram. It is believed to be more than 3000 years old. Legend has it that this temple dedicated to lord Vishnu was built by Lord Brahma (The Creator) himself  an architectural marvel with 30 granite pieces supporting the shrine and the floor paved with huge square granite blocks.

Papanasini, the holy mountain spring believed to have divine cleansing powers to absolve the soul of all its sins, flows nearby. Also in the vicinity is a sacred rock where ritual offerings (known as bali) are made for the ancestors on the New Moon days of the Malayalam months Karkkidakom, Thulam and Kumbham. Besides the rituals during the twoday festival, art forms like Kathakali and Ottanthullal are performed.

Getting there  
Nearest railway station: Kozhikode about 72 km from Kalpetta.

Nearest airport: Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode, about 23 km from Kozhikode town.