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Kayyath Nagam Temple – Ayilyam Festival

Kayyath Nagam temple is located at Kayyath – Ariyil near Pattuvam in Kannur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Nagam or Sarpam – temple of Snake worship. The annual Sarpa Pooja in the temple is held on Ayilyam nakshatra in Kumbha Masam (February – March).

The shrine is located amidst natural surroundings. Serpents or Nagam are the main deities in the shrine. The main deity is Nagaraja.

Ayilyam nakshatra day in all Malayalam month is of great importance here.

The annual Sarpa Bali Pooja in the temple is held in Ayilyam nakshatra day in Meda Masam (April - May).