ABOUT THIS TEMPLE
The Temple is believed to have been constructed by “Kolathiri” Kings during medieval period on a plateau land generally known now as “Madai Para” in Madai Village, Kannur Taluk and District of Kerala State. This is situating 22 km north of Kannur, the Head Quarter Town. The “Kolathiri” Kingdom is an inherent branch of erstwhile “Mooshaka” Dynasty, which ruled “Ezhimala” empire during 5th to 8th Century. About 1200 years back a branch of their dynasty had migrated and settled down at Madai, which was then an important port and trading center, 4 km south of Ezhimala. They constructed castles and temples and established their head quarters on “Madai Para”, a significant plateau land lying at about 150 ft height from the sea level having sight to an extent of 20 km from all sides. Sree Vadukunda Siva Temple was thus constructed on “Madai Para” in the southwest corner of it at a holy spot due to the presence of the divine power of “Swayambhoo” of lord Siva..........
GREAT FRESTIVAL (VADUKUNDA MAHOLSAV)
The Great Festival (Maholsav) of the temple flags on the day of “Thiruvathira” in the month of “dhanu” (Malayalam Era) occurs every year, which will be either in the last of December or in the first week of January. “Thiruvathira” is the birth star of Lord Siva. The duration of festival is Eight days and the holy dip of deity takes place on the Eighth day morning. We invite all devotees of Lord Shiva to visit this temple on festival time and get blessed Lord Vadukundathappan.
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The Treasurer, Madai Sree Vadukunda Shiva Temple, P.O.Payangadi, Kannur Dist., Kerala St. India PIN 670303, Tel 0091497 2874942, 2752655