Kannur town in the Kannur district of Kerala state, south India. It is a popular tourist destination in north Kerala. It is located at coordintates. Parassinikkadavu is noted for the famous Parassinikadavu Temple where people go for worshipping Parassinikadavu Muthappan. This is the only Hindu Temple in Kerala where a Theyyam performance is a daily ritual offering.
The Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple is located at Parassinikadavu, 20-km from Kannur town, besides the River Valapatanam. The deity is Muthappan, Siva. The mighty deity is very powerful to solve the problems of the devotees. People intending to start new business come here before starting it for blessings for success and give offerings. Large number of devotees visits the temple.
Kannur, the Parassinikadavu Sri Muthappan Temple is a very popular pilgrim site and is visited by many devotees on a daily basis. This temple is supposed to have been built by the people of this town who felt the divine presence of Lord Shiva amongst them in the form of a small child. After various miraculous incidents, they built a temple that came to be known as Sri Muthappan temple.