Payyanur Subramania Temple is an ancient temple located at Payyannur in the Kannur district in Kerala. The temple is believed to be built by Lord Parasurama. Even Hindu Puranas have references about this Subramanya Temple and the place where it located. An idol of 1.8 meter height is a great feature of this shrine. The priest needs to stand in front of the idol in order to perform the poojas. The temple was destroyed by Tipu Sultan but rebuilt it later. Pilgrims need to travel almost 1 ½ kilometers from payyannur bus stand to reach this temple.
The temple is famous for the Pavithra Modiram, a ring with special pattern. The ring made up of gold and the divine Darbha grass is not available without prior order. It is important to sanctify the ring while performing rituals by Brahmins before wearing. The festivals of this temple do not have the usual splendor and pomp. They do not celebrate the festival with fire work or caprisoned elephants. The thitamb of the deity is taken on the head of the priest in procession. Payyannur railway station is nearly 1 kilometer away from the temple. Calicut International Airport is about 135 kilometers away. Check the pilgrim travel packages offered by Tour My India to visit the popular temples in Kerala according to your budget.