Once in three years, Vishnumoorthy Theyyam of Padarkulangara Bhagavathy Temple makes a customary trip to the nearby mosque (Munirul Islam Juma Masjid) in the town of Kanhangad, Kasargode.
The festival, spread over three days, starts on the first day of the month of Kumbham (Aquarius), according to the Malayalam calendar.
On the last day of the festival, the Theyyam makes a customary trip to the nearby mosque.
In the olden days, the prevalent practice involved the Theyyam walking over heaps of reaped paddy on the way to the mosque. The heap of rice on the mosque’s floor is symbolic of this past tradition.
The Hindus and Muslims of Perumbatta have co-existed peacefully for the last 200 years and Kanhangad Constituency (formerly Hosdurg) is a CPI Stronghold