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Balussery Vettakkorumakan Temple

 Balussery Vettakkorumakan Temple

The most famous Vettakkorumakan temple is the Balussery Vettakkorumakan temple.Balussery Vettackorumakan Kavu is situated east of Quilandy twenty five kilometers from Kozhikode ( Calicut) via karappampu - kakkodi.Vettakkorumakan Pattu is a special ritual performed to please Lord Vettakkorumakan( Formerly this temple was owned by the Kurumbranad Rajas). Pantheerayiram thengayeru (breaking of 12000 coconuts continuously in a rythmic motion) is a unique ceremony performed for Vettekkaran pattu. Vettakkorumakan Pattu ritual is almost similar to Ayyappan Thiyyattu.

Lord Vettakkorumakan or Vettekkaran is a popular deity worshipped in North Kerala. Some devotees believe that the deity is Kirathamoorthy or Lord Shiva in the form of a hunter. Others consider Him as the son of Lord Kiratha (Shiva in tribal hunter form) and Goddess Kirathi (Parvathi in tribal huntress form). There is another view that Lord Vettakkorumakan is a form of Lord Ayyappa. It's a fact that most of the Vettakkorumakan temples are situated in Malabar region where as most of the Ayyappa temples are situated in Travancore - Cohin region of Kerala. The legend of Vettakkorumakan is connected with the Kiratharjuneeyam story in Mahabharatha.

 

 

 

 

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Calicut,Kerala

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Calicut or Kozhikode is situated in the south Indian state of Kerala on the southwest coast of the Arabian Sea.Basking in the idyllic setting of the serene Arabian Sea on the west and mesmeric peaks of the Wayanad hills on the east, this district has all the required ingredients to fascinate a tourist.Calicut is a haven of natural beaches, backwater plateau, rivers, lakes, trekking opportunities, and coastlines.


                          			  
                          
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