Kottarakara Ganapathy Temple is one of the famous temples in south india with great historical importance. There are many legends about Kottarakara Ganapathy. Actually the main ‘Prathistha'(Idol) is Lord Siva, but Ganapathy is famous here. The exact name of the temple was Kizhakkekara Siva Kshethram.
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Kottarakara UnniyappamAlong with the name Kottarakara Ganpathy Temple, the other name that instantaneously strikes one’s mind is Kottarakara Unniappam. It was also the first offering of the famous sculptor Perumthachan, who carved the idol of Mahaganapathy and enshrined Ganapathy at Kottarakara.
KathakaliIt is believed that the world famous art form of Kerala, took birth in the land of Ganesa, Kottarakara. Kathakali took form in the seventeenth century. There are some legends behind its origin. One day Kottarakara thampuran, requested the Zamorin of Kozhickode, Manaveda, to send a team of Krishnanattam performers for a festival. But the Zamorin sarcastically denied the request.