Peralassery Temple History, Subramanya, Timings, Contact number
Peralassery Temple History
As per the folklore, Lord Subramanya had imprisoned Lord Brahma for knowing the meaning for Pranava Mantra “Om”. Later on request of Lord Siva, he left Brahma and explained the meaning of Om to Lord Siva. To get rid of the sin, Lord Subramanya took the form of a serpent and started residing in an isolated well. The well was guarded by several other serpents to protect Lord from Sun and Rain. The place where Serpent guarded Lord Subramanya is Peralassery.
Goddess Parvati requested Lord Siva to give the original form for her son. Lord Siva advised her to perform 18 Shasti Vrat to bring the original form for Subramanya. As instructed Goddess performed the Vrat and got her son in actual form.
Eggs will be offered to the main deity as part of the Pooja procedure. In Tretayuga, Lord Rama reached this place in search of Sita Devi. Devotees perform Pooja to get rid of ‘Sarpa Dosha’.
The annual festival will be celebrated for 8 days in the month of Dec – Jan i.e during Dhanur Masam. The temple tank is a masterpiece of Chola King’s constructions.
The main deity of the temple is the serpent form of Lord Subrahmanya and so when inside the temple, one can view many idols of the King Cobra. This majestic snake is considered holy and eggs are the main offering.
Peralassery Temple Timings: 4:00 am – 7:30 pm.
How to reach Peralassery Temple?
- The nearest airport is at Kozhikode which is 110 km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Kannur which is 16 km away.
- The direct bus is available from Kannur. The private buses are running with good frequency from Kannur.
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