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Vasudaiva Kutumbakam
The whole world is one family

God of the poor and toiling masses, he is helpful to anyone who worships and follows him. A rebel God in the Hindu pantheon, he drinks toddy (palm wine) and eats roasted fish. He has a hunter's attire and carries with him a bow and arrow. His companions are dogs who wander freely in his temple. The secular nature of this God is further evident in treating every one equally, irrespective of this caste, religion, country. or creed. There are no restrictions, no dress regulations and any body can go up to the sanctum-sanctorum and pray.

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Every devotee is a guest

The Madappura family considers every devotee as a guest. Devotees that remain for a very short time are given prasadam-tea, boiled beans, and a piece of coconut kernal.

Festival

The annual ‘Puthari Thiruvappana’ festival begins on Vrischikham 16 (Malayalam era, normally December 1 or 2). The festival is associated with the harvest celebration of the local people. It is the time when the local people celebrate their joy after their harvest season, and celebrate their “puthari”. It is the ritual when the local people will harvest their crops.

Amenities

Parassini Madappura provides free accomodation for all Muthappan devoties. Seperate halls are there for male and females. Sleeping mats are provided for devotees. A number of lodges run by the Madappura family members are also there which provides full accomodation facilities.

Temple Timing

General Timings

05:30 - 08:30 Thiruvappana & Vellattam

06:30 - 08:30 Vellattam

Lunch & Dinner

12:30 - 01:30 Lunch

08:30 - 09:30 Dinner

Prasadham

07:30 AM - 08:00 PM Everyday

Tea, steamed pear and a piece of coconut

Offerings

Thiruvappana

It is the main offering to Muthappan that is being done in the wee hours of the morning. Valiyamuthappan is called Thiruvappana and CheriyaMuthappan, Vellatom. ’Thiruvappana Adiyanthiram’ is the celebreation of the combined images of both the Muthappans.Its expense is Rs.50.00 only.

Payamkutti

It is a ritual done in honour of imaging Muthappan offering him toddy, incinerated fish, cooked grains and coconut. Only Adiyans, Thiyyas and Vannans have the legitimate right to do this ritual. Its expense is only Rs.10.00.

Payamkutti Vellattam

It is a ritual made in honour of imaging Muthappan offering him toddy, incinerated fish, cooked grains an coconut. Only Adiyans, Thiyyas and Vannans have the legitimate right to do this ritual. Its expense is only Rs.20.00.

Karimkalasam

It is a ritual being done by the person who mantles the role to conduct Thiruvappana. He offers to Muthappan the entire cask filled with liquor. This is to be done only in the Madappuras.The prayer during the observance of this ritual is very effective to exterminate the trouble due to one’s enemies or detractors. Its expense is Rs.40.00

Ottum Vellattam

Uttum Vellatum is a holy ritual celebrated in connection with ‘Thiruvappana Adiyanthiram’ and also separately under exigencies. The offerings are ‘Vechootu, Vecharimgat, Neekari, Incinerated fish, grains that are steamed, toddy and arrack. The devotees dance along with the Madayan will listen to the problems of his devotees and prescribe solutions to them with his final blessings. The expense for it is a meager Rs.30.00.

Image making

Image in silver or gold of humans, their eyes, hands or feet are made and offered to Mattapan admist the chanting of prayers. This can be done for the cure of diseases and also for getting good health. Once children are born after marriage the couple offers in silver or gold the image of a small cradle and offer it to Muthappan. Its expense is only Rs.20.00.

Choroon (Child)

Its expense is only Rs.40.00.