I had planned on a three day visit to Kannur mainly to watch Theyyam festivities in various parts of the district.
But a chance telecon with Vineeth Kumar made me pitch tent in Parissinnikadavu famous for Muthappan temple.
While photography was not permitted inside the temple I was lucky to get introduced to Mr Balakrishnan, who has been performing as Muthappan for 40 years !
I will write about Muthappan in another post but Mr Balakrishnan took me to interior Kannur district to an ancient,beautiful temple of Bhagavathi in Narath village known as NARATH SREE MUCHILOTTUU BHAGAVATHIY KSHETRAM. Here again the Theyyam festival would commence only by evening but I clicked around the temple.
Here’s a photo tour.