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Chemperi Kuniyanpuzha Veerabhadra Temple – Theyyam Festival

Chemperi Kuniyanpuzha Veerabhadra temple is located at Chemperi in Kannur district, Kerala. This is a rare temple in Kerala dedicated to Veerabhadra. The annual theyyam – thira festival in the temple is held in Dhanu Masam or Makara Masam.

The temple has a small chathura sreekovil. There are also other popular theyyam deities in the temple and they are worshipped in small sreekovils and square platforms.

The important theyyams performed in the temple are Kandakarnan theyyam, Thekkan Gulikan theyyam and Veerabhadran theyyam.

Kavu kayaral, vellattam, kulichezhunellathu and other rituals, temple folk art forms, procession and melam are part of the annual festival.