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Kannom Anjuthengil Ivar Paradevata Bhagavathi Temple – Theyyam – Thira Festival – Nearly 20 Theyyams

Kannom Anjuthengil Ivar Paradevata Bhagavathi temple is located at Kannom near Ezhome in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi and other deities worshipped in tharavadu and kavu in Kannur region. The annual theyyam – thira festival is held for four days in Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 25 to Dhanu 28 (January 9 to January 12). Nearly 20 different theyyams are performed in this temple.

This is a beautiful rectangular shaped temple with two main deities in the main sreekovil. There are other small sreekovil for other deities.

The annual festival in the temple is famous for traditional performing art forms, rituals, pujas, melam and other rural folk items.

The important theyyams that are part of the annual kaliyattam and thira festival are Kandapuli theyyam, Karanavar theyyam, Karinthiri Nair theyyam, Kundor Chamundi theyyam, Kurathi theyyam, Pulikanda theyyam, Puliyoor Kali theyyam, Puliyoor Kannan theyyam, Pullikarinkali theyyam, Puthiya Bhagavathy theyyam, Veera Kali theyyam, Veeran theyyam and Vishnumurthi theyyam.