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Sree Balussery Vettakkorumakan Temple, Kozhikode

This is an ancient shrine situated within the ruins of Balussery Kotta (Fort) in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The presiding deity is believed to be the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathy. He is considered a hunter god and is popular in many villages in northern Kerala. 

The ceiling and walls of the temple are decorated with mural paintings. The Ananthashayanam (Lord Vishnu in reclining pose) is one of the most popular murals at Balussery temple.

The temple is noted for its unique ritual, held during the annual festival, called Pantheerayiram thengayeru, which consists of the breaking of 12,000 coconuts continuously in a rhythmic motion.

Shiva Temples

Sree Balussery Vettakkorumakan Temple, Kozhikode

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