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Makreri Subrahmanyaswami Temple


Makreri Subramanyaswami Temple is situated in a spot called Makreri (short type of Markkadasseri) close Tellicherry in the area of Cannanore in Kerala. Despite the fact that this spot is in a remote area from the main town, the sanctuary has been dictated by specialists to be a great many years old

About The Temple

The sanctuary comprises of two structures, where the same divinities are introduced. The principle god here is the Valli Parinaya Subramaniyan (Marriage of Subramaniyan and Valli). Both the icons of subramanyaswami have 4 arms.
This divinity was introduced by the Supreme among the Markkadas (monkey), Hanuman and consequently this spot is called Markkadasseri and later known as Makreri. It is still trusted that Hanuman does all the Pujas and there is a vigraham (symbol) of Hanuman in the principle Thanthri's (pujari's) position. The sanctuary thanthri (pujari) is considered as an aide to the principle thanthri and he, subsequent to soliciting the consent from Hanuman, does all the pujas. The sanctuary tank is viewed as hallowed since according to myth Lord Hanuman burrowed the tank with his tail.

Legend and Stories

Amid the outcast time of Sri Ramachandra, Sri Lakshmana and Sita Devi, it so happened that they needed to stay in a spot inside the forest called Perallasseri. Amid this stay, it so happened that Hanuman likewise had the gift to stay with this awesome gathering in this spot for at some point. The tribal individuals who were in this woodland, after knowing the celestial force of this gathering began to give all the help expected to them. They started to go to this gathering for their favors. Seeing this Hanuman needed to make a sanctuary in this area for the general population to appeal to Sri Ramachandra and Sita Devi for gifts and expelling this agony. On listening to Hanuman's solicitation, Sri Rama told Hanuman that they are in a state of banishment and of the Human structure and henceforth making an icon of them is not right as indicated by the Shasthras.
Sri Rama recommended an option, saying that if Hanuman could locate a proportionate vigraham (symbol), Sri Rama would do the prathishta in the same area. Hanuman pondered this for quite a while and found that the main icon that will be proportionate to Sri Rama and Sita Devi together will be the Valli Parinaya Subramaniyan. Through his njana drishti (sixth sense), Hanuman found that he could discover this vigraham from Sarayu River in Northern piece of Bharatha (India).
Sri Hanuman informed Sri Rama concerning his thought for which, Sri Rama quickly concurred with a lovely grin telling the right minute for the service. Subsequent to stating farewell to all, Sri Hanuman quickly began to get the vigraham from Sarayu River before the settled time. Nonetheless, since Hanuman was ignorant of his boundless quality and force, he took more opportunity to discover the vigraham.
As the time drew closer, Sri Rama, not seeing Hanuman, chose to do the prathishta with his Peruvala (vast bangle). That is the reason this spot came to be known as Peruvalasseri and later Perallasseri. Instantly after the prathishta function was over, Hanuman came back with the symbol and seeing the service got over, he turned out to be extremely pitiful. Seeing the tears and parama bhakhi of Hanuman, Sri Rama requested that he introduce the vigraham one foot West of the current prathishta. In addition Sri Rama advised everybody that to get his favors, any individual who implores at Perallasseri needs to supplicate at Makreri too else the petitions goes unanswered.
Listening to this Hanuman turned out to be exceptionally cheerful and instantly introduced the symbol one foot West. However to do the prathishta service and for the pujas, he couldn't discover punya theertham (blessed water) and consequently he utilized his capable tail to crush on the ground to make a chira (a little lake containing punya theertham).
Since the fundamental thanthri is Hanuman himself's identity a punya athma, the prathishta got wild power. Keeping in mind the end goal to control this force and additionally to give day by day darshan to parama bhakta hanuman, Sri Rama took His unique type of Maha Vishnu sand introduced himself on the three sides of the sanctuary.


Festivals Thaipooyam in Makaram is celebrated with special poojas.



Nearest airport is Calicut International Airport.


Etakkot Rail Way Station , Dharmadam Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway stations to Makreri. How ever Kozhikode Rail Way Station is major railway station 79 KM near to Makreri.


Makreri is well connected by road. It is located 13 KM towards South from District head quarters Kannur. 471 KM from State capital Thiruvananthapuram

Temple Address

Makreri Subrahmanyaswami Temple,
Odakkadavu Rd, Makreri,
Kannur District, Kerala,
India, Pincode – 670622.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Protection
  • Wisdom
  • Energy
  • Forgiveness for past deeds
  • Neutralize the malefic effects of Mars
  • Good Health

Shadaananam Chandana Liptha Gathram Mahorasam Divya Mayoora Vaahanam Rudrasya Soonum Suraloka Naatham Brahmanya Devam Charanam Prapadye

Meaning -I always take refuge in the 6 faced Lord Guha, who has sandal paste smeared over his body, who is broad-chested, whose vehicle is the peacock, who is Lord Shiva's son and who leads the army of the Devas.

Heyswami Natha Karunakara Dheenabandho Shree Parvatheesha Mukha Pankaja Padmabandho Shree Saadhi Devagana Poojitha Padha Padma Vallesa Nadha Mama Dehi Karaavalambham

Meaning -O! Merciful Lord Swaminatha, who cares for the poor, who is the sun to Lord Shiva's lotus face, whose lotus feet are acknowledged by Lord Vishnu and the others, Valli's Lord, please uplift me by lending me your hand.

Ariru Thadanthozh Vazhga Arumugam Vazhga Veppai Kooru Sei Thanivel Vazhga Kukkudum Vazhga Sevvel Yeriya Magnai Vazhga Aanai Thun Anangu Vazhga Maarila Valli Vazhga Vazhga Seer Adiyar Yellam

Meaning -Oh Muruga, we hail your 12 strong shoulders for they protect us from our enemies, we hail your 6 faces, we hail the Vel, your weapon that broke apart the Krounja mountain to reveal the asura in it. We hail the bird, the cock, that is part of your symbol in the flag. We hail your peacock, that takes you all over the world, we hail your consort Devyani, who was brought up by Indra's white elephant, Airavadam, we hail your other consort, the flawless Valli. And we hail your Bhaktas who worship you as a prayer.

Uruvai Aruvai Uladhai Iladhai Maruvai Malarai Maniyai Oliyai Karuvai Uyirai Gadhiyai Vidhiyai Guruvai Varuvai Arulvai Guhaney

Meaning -O Lord Muruga, you have form and you are formless, you have everything and have nothing, you who exist in the smallest, in flowers, in a bell's ring, in the light. You are the embryo, the life, destiny and fate. Bestow your blessings on us as our guru.


The temple is open from 05:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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