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Sree Mannampurathu Kavu Bhagavathy Temple – Nileshwar

Sree Mannampurathu Kavu Bhagavathy temple is located at Nileshwar in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to a powerful form of Goddess Bhagavathi and the temple is also famous for Theyyam festival. The shrine is also known as Chathayamangalam temple.

As per local history, Mannam Purathu Kavu Bhagavathy arrived in the place to defeat Mannan, a cruel ruler.

The theyyams performed in the temple are Mannam Purathu Kavilamma, Nadayil Bhagavathy and Kshetrapalakan. The theyyam ritual is held in the May month after after Kalasam of Madiyan Koolom.

The temple has a separate serpent kavu and two separate shrines for upa devatas. The important deities worshipped in the shrine are Kavilamma, Eruvattachan and Mailittachan.

The annual Makarapattu Utsavam is held on Makar Sankranti day.

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