|— village —|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Nearest city||Thalassery (Tellichery)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kannur|
Kottiyoor is small village situated in Kannur district, bordered by Wayanad district, in the Indian state of Kerala. A very ancient Siva Temple situated here attracts lakhs of devotees every year. The Bavali river, Paalukaachi hill, all are tourists places in Kottiyoor.
The temple festival (utsav) begins every year by mid-May and lasts for 28 days. Ilaneer Veppu or submitting tender coconuts before the deity is an important ritual during the festival. Thousands of tender coconuts brought by hundreds of devotees from different parts of Malabar is submitted on a special day. The very next day is Ilaneerattam. On this day, the main priest pours coconut water collected from the tender coconuts on the idol.
Devotees can reach from Kannur via Chalode Mattannur Iritty. Frequent bus services are available from Thalassery and Kannur.Akkare Kottiyoor temple is open during the annual festival for one month whereas the Ekkare Kottiyoor temple is open for 11 months.
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