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Aroli Sree Nadacheri Kavu Temple – Theyyam Festival

Aroli Sree Nadacheri Kavu temple is located at Aroli near Velapuram in Kannur district, Kerala. This is a small rectangular sreekovil temple with no other major structures. The subsidiary deities of the shrine are worshiped on small square platforms. The annual theyyam festival in the temple is held for five days starting from Malayalam Masam Kumbham 15 and concluding on Kumbham 19 (usually Feb 27 to March 2 or March 3).

The important theyyams performed in this shrine are Bhadrakali theyyam, Ilamkolam theyyam, Karan theyyam, Karivedan theyyam, Nagakanni or Naga Kanya, Puthiya Bhagavathi, Thai Paradevatha, Veera Kali and Veeran theyyam.

The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The temple is surrounded by huge trees and a small grove.

The annual theyyam is famous for various traditional cultural and religious rituals. Melam and northern Kerala pujas are part of the annual festival.