Payyannur Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is one of the famous Lord Subrahmanya temples in Kerala. Located at Payyannur in Kannur, the annual 14 days Aradhana Mahotsavam begins on the 1st of Malayalam month of Vrishchikam (Mid November). The major ritual held during the festival is the Thidambu Nritham, the ritual artform of Malabar. Panchavadyam, Pandi Melam and Ashtapadi are also held during the festival.
Triputhari, the harvest festival is also celebrated here, where the deities are offered the newly harvest rice. The temple is also famous for the pavitra modiram, a uniquely crafted ring. Made only against order, with gold and the holy darbha grass, it is worn after being sanctified at the temple by Brahmins while performing rituals.
As it is located in the heart of Payannur, therefore, it can be easily reached by the visitors. One can easily reach this temple either from Payannur railway station (1 KM from this place) or from Calicut international airport (153 KM away from this
Payyanur, Kerala 670307