Sundareswara Temple is one of the most popular religious spots in Kannur and is located at a distance of about 2 km from the town. Sree Narayana Guru, the most renowned spiritual leader and social reformer of modern Kerala, founded this worship place in the year 1916. According to history, Sree Narayana Guru consecrated four temples in the region of which Sundareswara Temple is the most prominent one.
Lord Shiva, in the form of Sundareswara, is the presiding deity of this temple. Sundareswara is also known as the God of Beauty. Sundareswara Temple, unlike many other temples of South India, is open to people of all castes and creeds.
The chief festival of the temple is observed during the months of April-May, every year. The festivities and celebrations last for 8 days accompanied by several cultural events, fireworks and processions. Travelers can visit the temple around the year; those who want a glimpse of festive hues should pay a visit during summer.