The Puthari Thiruvappana, a festival associated with harvest season of the vicinity, is the annual competition of Parassinikadavu Sree Muthappan Temple in Kannur. The competition starts with the commonplace rituals at Madamana Illam, on 16th of Malayalam month of Vrischikam. This days competition may have rituals like “Muthappan Vellattam” performance inside the evening and “Kalasam Ezhunnallathu” during the night time.
On the second one day, ‘Muthappan Thiruvappana’ will be held with colourful processions, traditional percussion concert and different cultural programmes. During the festivals, devotees and farmers offer freshly harvested rice vegetation to the Madappura. The pageant also has a grand ceremonial banquet organized the use of the identical.
The temple, regionally referred to as Parassini Madappura, has many precise rituals and customs that make it stand out from other temples in Kerala. The presiding deity here is Sree Muthappan, a personification of Gods – Thiruvappana and Vellatom. One of the exciting statistics is that here dogs are considered to be sacred as it’s the vehicle of Lord Muthappan. The 3-storied structure, painted in white, isn't the same as that of traditional temples.