Believed to be the shrine of the son that Lord Shiva had in his Kirata (that of a tribal) avatar, this is a popular deity among the local community. The six-day festival called the Nilambur Pattu Utsavam held here features the singing of hymns in praise of the Lord. Celebrated every year in the Malayalam Month of Dhanu (January), it is a religious function held by the Nilambur Kovilakam in Vettaikorumakan temple at Nilambur in Malappuram.
Considering it as one of the royal duties, in Nilambur Kovilakam records, the name of this festival is accorded as Pattu atiyanthiram. The 'Pattu' refers to the songs in praise of the Lord which are sung by certain tribal community, mainly Kurup community or Kuruppanmar.
Nearest railway station: Nilambur, about 4 km
Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, Kozhikode, about 35 km | Kannur International Airport, about 150 km
Topics: Pilgrim Centre Temple Malappuram Malabar
Latitude: 11.280858, Longitude: 76.223012