Thapotsavam is the annual one-day festival celebrated on the fifth day
after 'Vishu' in the Malayalam month of Medam (April) at the Ananthapura
Lake Temple in Kumbala, Kasargod.
idol of the main deity is carried in a ceremonial procession along the
lake surrounding the shrine on two canoes tied together. Popular
performing art form, 'Yakshaganam' of the neighbouring state of
Karnataka is performed here on the night of the festival.
The temple is dedicated to Sree Padnabha Swamy (Lord Vishnu) who is
depicted as seated on the serpent god Adhisesha (Anantha).
Ananthapura Lake Temple, Kumbala,
Prime Attractions of Kasaragod
This internationally renowned
spiritual centre founded by Swami Ramdas in 1939, offers a quiet,
peaceful ambience best suited for meditation and spiritual studies. A 40
minutes drive away, is the unique Valiyaparamba Backwater stretch. The
most scenic Backwaters of Kerala, it is fed by four rivers and is dotted
with numerous islands. Valiyaparamba is perhaps the most scenic
Backwaters of Kerala. A cruise centre offering exciting boat rides will
soon be opened here.