Thanthries do the purifying rituals (Suddhi, Pasudanam, Punyaham, Ganapati homam and Bhagavathiseva)
At Kunnathurpadi invoking of Shree Muthappan (Malayirakkal) is from Puralimala whereas at Puralimala, it is from Kunnathurpadi. In all other Madappuras, this is done from Kunnathrupadi. On the first day of the festival, four theyyams appear at Padi Puthiya Shree muthappan, Puramkala Muthappan, Naduvazhissan Daivam and Thiruvappana. The concept of Vannan about Shree Muthappan is that of Eiver Muthappan (five Muthappans)- Puramkala Shree Muthappan, Puralimal Shree Muthappan (Thiruvappana), Nambala Shree Muthappan (Nambala is ant hill) Shree Muthappan (Vellattam), Thoovakkally Shree muthappan and Andu Muthappan.
There are veryy interesting scenes in the rituals of Padi, Muthappan does Pallivetta and accepts Veethu (Madhu). One of the act depicts the Lord's writing on the granite stone with His arrow. He is writing moola mantras. Perhaps, with this act, the Lord may be writing the customs and traditions the generations should observe for all times! One special thing at Padi is that Thiruvappana and Vellattam do not appear simultaneously as in many other Shree Muthappan centres. He comes in the night and goes in the night. After the divine dance is over, He sits on the platform and asks Nayanar also to sit in from. Shree Muthappan recites the pattola. It is the history of the Lord and His relationship with the Vanavar. Bhandaram (coffer) is brought. Devotees do not put anything directly to the coffer. Offerings are given to the Lord in hand, and Bhagvan places it in the coffer. Then begins the most improtant aspect of the festival. Shree uthappan starts His arulapadu. The long wait of the devotees is over and He hears their grievances, consoles them and blesses them. Vellattam appears after that.
Moolampetta Bhagavati also appears at times as per Shree Muthappan's wish. There are differing versions about Moolampetta Bhagawati. Some belive She is Vana Durga and others consider her as Bhadrakali. She is also believed to the Eruvassi deity Padikkutty Bhagavati and yet another view is that She is Muthappan's foster mother Padikkutty Antharjanam.
There is nithya painkutty at Podikkalam. Vellattam is performed on sankrama days. Puthari Vellattam is special. Kalathil Thira is held on Vrichikam 2. No poojas are held in the month of Karkitakam.
Skin and eye diseases get cured here by offering Bhajan (singing of god-praising poems).
The main offerings are Ksheeradhara (pouring of milk on the idol) and Jaladhara (pouring of water on the idol).
Shivarathri is the main festival which is in the month of Kumbam (February/March). There is Aaru Nhayar (six Sunday) ceremony here. If the 6th day of any Malayalam month is on Sunday it is called Aaru Nhayar (six Sunday) and is considered auspicious. Thiruvathira is also celebrated on a large scale.
Brahmin ladies are not allowed to enter the temple.
The right side of the idol is Shiva and the left half-side is Vishnu as body-guards. There is a sub-deity. He is Bhoothananda. The sanctum sanctorum is in Gajapratishta form.
There is a 6-day long festival which starts on the 17th of Meenam (31st March) and ends on 22nd.
Prior to the temple took its shape, there was a Mutt known as Venkatesh Bhat’s Mutt. The Mutt was established in 17th century by Venkatesh Bhat who had migrated from Mangalore.
The temple belongs to Gauda Saraswat Brahmin community
Bronze and copper idols of snakes spotted everywhere in the temple. A beautiful stepped up tank is under renovation.
Located 14-km from Kannur down the NH 17.
A 14-day festival called Trichambaram Mahautsavam is a great draw. The festival is in March
The presiding deity is Vithobha. In 2nd rank goddess Rukmai is also there. The concrete roofing of the sanctum sanctorum has been changed to copper sheet roofing in 1998.
The divine “Shami Vriksha Katte” is a great craze for devotees. The worship of this tree fulfils the wishes and remove obstacles encountered, the devotees testify.
The Raksha Charadu (safety thread) worshipped at the feet of the Lord Vithoba and goddess Rukmai ensures solace and prosperity to the devotees who wear it.
Vaisakha Pournami festival, Ashada Ekadashi, Bhajana (recital of slogans of gods’ likings), Karthika Ekadashi Bhajana, Karthika Panchami, Uthana Dwadasi, Sree Varamahalaxmi Vritham (fast) are the festivals and major ceremonies conducted.
In no other temples in Kerala Shiva is known as Rajarajeswara. The devotees call the Lord here in some pet names also – Perumthrikovilappan, Perumchellurappan, and Thampuran Perumthrikovilappan.
The deity Shiva here in the form of Jyothirlingam is three time more powerful in divinity than any other Shiva temples.