Monday, 18 March 2013

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple

Medium : Pencil on Paper (A4)
Date : 17-04-2013
Time : About 3 hours

[ From Wikipedia ]
Parassinikadavu Muthappan temple is a Hindu temple, located on the banks of the Valarpattanam river about 10 km from Taliparamba in Kannur District, Kerala. Principal deity of the temple is Sree Muthappan, a manifestation of two mythical characters called Thiruvappana and Vellattam. According to the local tradition, Thiruvappana and Vellattam are the characterization of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, two among the Trimurtis in Hinduism, respectively.

Rituals of the temple is unique in that it does not follow the Satvic Brahminical form of worship, as in other Hindu temples of Kerala. The main mode of worship is the a ritual enactment of both the characters of Muthappan, through a traditional dance known as Muthappan Theyyam. Fish, meat and toddy are the customary offerings to Muthappan. Muthappan Thiruvoppana Mahothsavam is the major festival of the temple, celebrated for three days every year on 19, 20 and 21 of Kumbham (the days correspond to 3, 4 and 5 March).

Also posting an old spray painting of this temple ( Using a tooth brush, comb and water colour) made in 2007.

Medium : Water colour using tooth brush and comb

You can read more about this temple, story behind Muthappan, etc from these links (Wikipedia) :

Muthappan Temple

Sree Muthappan

Official Website

The temple is also a popular destination for travellers and pilgrims to savour the charm of Theyyam, a ritual that is performed here on a daily basis. Men adorning masks and costumes with a riot of colours perform this temple art form and it represents conflict between good and evil, with good ultimately emerging victorious.


Whoa !!! These are so beautiful ! Hats off to you :)

Wonderful painting . Lovely temple also .

Wow i must say culture personified !!

Would like to share a small Itinerary
for a short trip to Kerala---

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