Peralassery, Kannur

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Peralassery is a small town situated at a distance of about 14 km from the town of Kannur. Located on the Kannur-Koothuparamba highway, this town is easily accessible by road. The chief attraction of Peralassery is its Subramania Temple which draws devotees from all over Kerala.

According to myth, Lord Rama and Lakshmana stopped over at this temple while they were travelling to Lanka to fulfill their mission to free Sita. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Murugan (also known as Subramanian).

Idols of snakes made of copper and bronze is one of the prime features of this temple. The temple has a beautifully constructed step well and a tank which attracts visitors with its architectural beauty.

Many folk art forms and dances are performed at the temple including Seethankan Thullal, Chakyarkoothu, Ottanthullal, Kathakali and Parayan Thullal. Offering of eggs to the snake idols (known as Mutta Oppikal) is a unique ritual observed at this temple.

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