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Athiyadam Ayyappan Kavu Temple – Festival

Athiyadam Ayyappan Kavu temple is located on the Melathiyadam – Embet Road at Athiyadam in Kannur district, Kerala. This is an ancient temple in a quite natural environment and is dedicated to Ayyappa or Sastha. The annual festival in the temple is held on Uthram nakshatra day in Meena Masam.

This is small shrine with a chathura sreekovil. There is nalambalam and shrines of upa devatas.

The annual festival is famous for melam, ezhunellippu, caparisoned elephant, and pujas and rituals. Thidambu is taken on the head by priests and unique movements are made to the accompaniment of melam.

The temple observes annual Mandala Kalam with special pujas and rituals.