Jagannatha Temple is located in Madathilparambu, Near Thalassery, Kannur District, Kerala.The Jagannath Festival is one the most important festivals of this state as it is celebrated to pay homage to the lord Jaggannath.The Jagannatha Temple is one of the most revered Hindu shrine in this part of Kerala. The temple draws much of its fame from conducting inter-caste marriages, which is still considered a taboo in many parts of India.The idol of Lord Siva, the presiding deity was installed here by the famous social reformer and philosopher, Sree Narayana Guru on 13th February, 1908. The seventh day of the festival is the most auspicious.This Festival is a very colourful festival which is celebrated from eight days and is held in the Malayalam month of Kumbham (February or March).The quite township bursts into a flurry of activities with religious conferences, fireworks, cultural programs and of course, elephant pageantry.Sree Narayana Guru, a celebrated social reformer of Kerala, founded the temple toward the beginning of the past century. It enshrines the idol of Lord Jagannatha (Siva).The seventh day is considered the most auspicious. Seven elephants decked in gorgeous fineries and clothes make a procession. Hundreds and thousands of devotees throng at the temple from every part ofKerala on the occasion of Jagannatha Festival.

Seven elephants decked in gorgeous fineries and clothes make a procession. Hundreds and thousands of devotees throng at the temple from every part of Kerala on the occasion of Jagannatha Festival.The seventh day of the festival is the most auspicious.

Location info:

Address: Madathilparambu, Near Thalassery, Kannur District, Kerala, India District: Kannur District. Nearest City: Tellicherry ,Thaliparamba, Payyannur and Kannur Town
Best time to visit: February or March.


Interesting things to do:

Watch the diety of Jagannath in Jagannatha Temple, You can also visit other visiting places nearer to this Temple. Thalasery fort is One of the famous fort whivh is nearer to this Temple.

Interesting things to Visit:

Tellicherry Fort:

22 kms from Kannur, the fort constructed in 1708,was the military centre of the British and is now a historical monument. The S.A.I. Gymnastic Centre, an old Muslim Mosque.

Kizhunna Ezhara Beach:

Kizhunna Ezhara Beach is Located 11 kms from kannur, this beautiful stretch of sand is one of the most secluded beaches in kerala. Famous is this beautiful golden color sand beach in kerala. It is truly a loner's delight. The quietness of the surrounding is an experience in itself. Its one of those rare occassions when silence attracts more attention than noise.


At an altitude of 286 m Ezhimala has fascinating scultured stone pillars scattered all over the beach. There is also an ancient mosque on a hill nearby.

Payyambalam Beach Resort:

The Payyambalam beach is one of the beautiful beaches in this State and is an ideal place to spend evenings, irrespepcti ve of seasons. It is very near Kannur town. ,The mortal remains or' Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pilla, A.K. Gopalan, K.P. Gopalan, Pamban Madhavan and K.G. Marar are laid to rest near this resort.

Moppila Bay:

Moppila Bay is a natural fishing harbour, lying near Fort St. Angelos. A sea wall projecting from the fort separates the rough sea and inland water. The bay was famous during the Kolathiris' regime as a commercial harbour that linked Kolathunadu with Lakshadweep and foreign countriea, in imports. Today , Mopilla bay has turned into a modernised fishing harbour.

Sri Krishna Temple:

This temple is located at Kadalayi about 6 km from Kannur. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna. An eight day annual festival is celebrated here. Traditional art performances like the Kathakali, the Ottamthullal, etc., are performed during the festival.


It is situated about 16 km from Kannur. The charm of this place is added by the serene `Valapattanam River`. The famous Sri Muthappan temple is situated on the beautiful banks, which makes the place a popular pilgrim centre. Boating facility and accommodations are available. An entertaining snake park is situated nearby, with 3 snake pits, 15 glass cases and 2 glass houses exclusively for King Cobras.

Muzhapilangad Beach:

This beach is situated about 15 km from Kannur. It has a stretch of about 4 km along the shallow waters, which is probably the only drive-in beach in Kerala. The clean waters here are the characteristic of this beautiful beach, which is well suited for swimming.


The small town on the Valapattanam river is situated about 7 kms from Kannur. This town is well known for its wood-based industries and timber trade. The port of Azhikkal and Azhikkal beach are located nearby.

Arakkal Kettu:

Arakkal Kettu, is located about 3 km from Kannur. It was the residence of the former Arakkal Ali Rajas, the only Muslim royal family of Kerala.

Meenkunnu Beach:

Meenkunnu Beach, is a beach in Kannur district of Kerala, India. It is endowed with vast stretch of golden sand and coconut trees.

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Police Station:

Police Station
NH 17, Thalassery, Kannur

Old Police Station
Thalassery, Kannur

Edacheri Police Station
SH 54, Kozhikode

Nearest Hospital:

Co operative Hospital
NH 17, Koduvally
Thalassery, Kannur

Josegiri Hospital
Thalassery, Kannur, Kerala

Mission Hospital
Thalassery, Kannur

General Hospital
Thalassery, Kannur

Santhosh Hospital
Thalassery, Kannur

Shreyas Hospital
Kayalode Kadirur Road
Kadirur, Kannur

Unity Hospital
SH 30, Thalassery
Kannur, Kerala.

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