(Malayalam:ശ്രീമുത്തപ്പന് ) is a folk Hindu deity commonly worshiped in the North Malabar region ofKerala and Coorg region of Karnataka, India. Muthappan and Thiruvappan are considered to be manifestations of Shivaand Vishnu respectively.
Thayyil Sree Muthappan Madappura
After 57 long years, the ‘Thayyil Sree M uthappan Madappura’ was renovated, with immense support from the devotees , on the year 2008. Since then various forms of “theyyam” have been conducted like മുത്തപ്പന്, തിരുവപ്പന,ഭഗവതി, ഗുളികന്, കുട്ടി ച്ചാത്തന്.
2011 January the temple was renovated and then on wards daily poojas and monthly poojas are conducted along with annadanam and Mahotsavam every year.
The traditional story of Parassinikkadavu Muthappan describes the background of the deity. The Naduvazhi (landlord) Ayyankara Illath Vazhunnavar (a Nambudiri Brahmin) was unhappy, as he had no child. His wife Padikutty Antharjanam was a devotee of Lord Shiva. She made a sacrifice to Shiva for children. One day in her dream she saw the Lord. The very next day, while she was returning after a bath from a nearby river, she saw a pretty child lying on a flower bed. She took the child home and she and her husband brought Him up as their own son.