Kasargod is rich in folk-culture, visual arts and festivals. The different religions, groups and communities in their historical evolution have subscribed to the growth of a dream like panorama of folk art and visual art forms in the region.
Boothasthanam of Hindus, Makham Uroos of Muslims and
Perunnals of Christians are the famous festivals celebrated in much gaity. The festivals of Boothasthanams are known as Kalliyattam or Theyyam.
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Sarvajanika Ganeshotsavam at Kasargod Town
This festival is celebrated during September every year in connection with Ganesh Chathurthi, by the local people under the banner of Sarvajanika Ganeshotsava Samithi, Kasaragod. A big idol of Lord Ganesha is made with clay and adorned for five or seven days conducting poojas and on the last day the idol is taken with a procession through the town and to immerse in the Temple tank. This festival attracts thousands of devotees. Ganesh Chathurthi day has been declared as public holiday in Kasargod District. more
Annual Festival at Anantheswara Temple, Manjeswaram<
The annual car festival of the temple is on the Marga Shira month usually between the 3rd week of November and 3rd week of December. It is also called Shashti festival, which attracts thousands of devotees and pilgrims.
Madhur Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka Temple
Annual 7 days festival is held during the month of March/April. Special festival Moodappa seva is conducted periodically in view of the huge expenses involved. A large number of devotees attend the festival.
Mujamkavu Parthasarathi Kshetram Annual Festival
The temple is situated in Ednad village of Kasaragod taluk, 4 Kms. east of Kumbla. The annual festival lasts for seven days during February. On the day of 'Thulava Sankramam' a large number of devotees attend the temple for Theertha Snanam, holy bath which is said to be curing skin diseases.
Kumbala Sree Gopalakrishna Temple
Five day festival during the month of January every year. Display of fire works at the end of the festival is very famous.
Adoor Mahalingeswara Temple
Annual Festival of the Temple starts with Dhwajarohanam on the 27th of Kumbam (Feb/March) and concludes with the holy dip in the waters of Payaswini on the 4th of Meenam(April). The Makara Sankramam is an important festival day in the temple when a Sahasra Kumbabishekam with feeding of a large number of people takes place.
Mallikarjuna Temple, Kasargod
One of the most important festival of Kasargod town, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The annual festival in the temple falls in the month of March and it attracts huge crowds. The festival lasts for five days. Legend says that the idol of Lord Shiva was adorned by Arjuna.
Mallam Durga Parameswari temple
The temple situates near Bovikanam in Muliyar village about 10 kms away from Kasargod. The temple is dedicated to Durga Parameswari. The only one temple from where the devotees get daily annadanam (food). A large number of piligrims visit the temple especially women folk. Tuesday and Friday are very important days in the temple. The annual festival lasts for 7 days, which falls in the month of February-March .
Thalaklayi Subrahmanya Temple, Paravanadukkam
Situated about 5 kms away south of Kasargod town,the temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya. The Shasti festival during the month of December-January every year is famous and attracts large number of devotees.
Kizhur Sri Sastha Temple, Chandragiri
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This is an ancient temple situated at Chandragiri which is about 6 kms away from Kasaragod town. This is the head quarters of Anjooru Nayanmars - Troupes of five hundred professional singers sing jointly in praise of the greatness of the diety. This temple has close connections with Trikkannad Siva temple. The dignitaries of all the Kazhakams of Saliyas from Pattuvam to Panamboor (present Manglore) known as Pathinalu Nagaram assemble here annually on the second saturday of November.
Trikkannad Siva Temple
The temple is situated on the sea shore within one km of the Bekal bridge. The Pandyan Kallu, a rock rising above the sea near the temple is of historical importance. Legend says that when the Pandya rulers tried to attack the temple through the sea, the ship was burnt by the deity and the burnt ship became a rock, which is known as Pandyan Kallu. This temple is also known as Dakshina Kasi. The one week festival in the temple starts with the Kodiyettam (flag hoisting) during the month of March-April every year. Ashtami Villakku and Pallivetta are associated with the festival. Thousand of devotees from all over the district attend the festival. This is the only one temple with face to the west. More....