Palukachi Mala ' is in the Northern part of Kerala - Kannur district. Kottiyoor is called Dakshina Kashi and Daksha Yaga bhoomi. Kottiyoor Shiva temple is very famous and ancient. Twenty eight days religious celebrations are held there. Brahmins, Nairs, Izhavas, Paniyan, Kurichan, Mannan, Chaaliyan, Chettiyaar, -- all the castes including both rich and poor come there. One part of the temple is Palukachimala. After Daksha Yaga Dakshayani sacrificed her life in the Yagna Agni. In the next birth she became the daughter of Himalaya - Parvathi the Shailaputri. After their wedding Shiva and Parvathi celebrated a divine feast with milk. All the Devas participated in that. They used three mountain peaks as their stove (Aduppa, Choola). Even now you can see that the mountain is like that. Early in the morning the clouds are moving on the top of the mountains just like boiling vapours of milk. So wonderful, nice and divine!
Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathy Maharaj started his Dharma Samaram - a war against mutilation of idols - from Palukachimala. It was a war against misrepresentation and misinterpretation. It was a war against demoralisation of the Hindu community. Visit, protect and cooperate for this noble cause with your might and money. We welcome all of you.
By Road: Palukachi, near Kottiyoor, is 74 kms from Kannur town. KSRTC and private buses to Kottiyoor are available from Kannur and Thalassery. From Mananthavady, KSRTC Buses to Kannur via Boy's Town and Kottiyoor stop at Chunkakunnu. Hire a 4 wheel d