Kunnathur Paadi

Kunnathur Padi is the historic center for the folk Hindu deity Sree Muthappan. The center stands in the Kannur District of the Keralastate of South India, 3,000 feet above sea level, on top of Udumbumala in the Sahyadri mountains.

The Kunnathur Padi festival is conducted here, but no temple exists for Sree Muthappan. The festival takes place in a natural setting, as it is believed that Sree Muthappan said, “Fallen leaves, a spring, a large mountain, a round stone, forest and palm trees are enough for me.