Kottiyoor shiva temple, ancient shiva temple located ta the banks of bavali river
Kottiyoor shiva temple,location and transportation
Kottiyoor shiva temple is a popular shiva temple in kerala located at kannur district at a distance of 6 km from kannur town. worshiping both shiva and parvathy. kottiyoor temple is also known as southern kashi. the temple is administrated and maintained by malabar devaswom board. the shiva temple is located at a small village of kelakam in kannur. kottiyoor shiva temple is located at the banks of bavali river in kannur district, the temple lies in dense forest.There are two temples named akkare kottiyoor and ikkare kottiyor at the banks of bavali river.
there are no daily rituals in ikkare kottiyoor, it will open s only in some special occasions. ikkare kottiyoor is famous for rituals and offerings peoples visit regularly at this temple. Vaisakha mahotsavam is the popular festival hosts at kottiyoor shiva temple, it may be come in may or june, the festival lasts for 288 days.which initiated by bringing a sword from muthirerikavuin in wayanad at first day and swathi day in edavam at last day and concludes the vaiskha festival in kottiyoor shiva temple.
ilaneer submit is the special offering of this temple, ilaneers are the tender coconuts.rohini ardahan is another ritual offered in the temple for which remembers the worship by lord brhma to lord shiva ta the time of loss of sati devi. this is a unique feature which is not seen in any other temples. many peoples visit this temple to achieve the blessings of lord shiva and take a holy bath at bavali river. thalassery is the nearest rail head and also a bus station. the distance between kottiyoor and thalassery is about 54 km. It will take 128 km journey to reach at the nearest airport which is focused at calicut.
Address: Kottiyoor, Kerala 670651
Phone: 0490 243 0234