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Kunnaru Kallara Tharavad Temple – Theyyam – Thira Festival

Kunnaru Kallara Tharavad temple is located at Kunnaru near Payyanur in Kannur district, Kerala. This is an ancient tharavadu temple and the deities are those that are worshipped in the region especially in tharavadu and kavukal. The annual Thira – Theyyam festival in the temple is held for two days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 28 and Dhanu 29 – January 12 and January 13.

The rituals and pujas in the temple are performed in a designated area in the Tharavadu. The important pujas are performed on Sankranti days as per Malayalam calendar and on Vishu in April.

The important theyyams that are part of the annual Thira – Kaliyattam festival are Bhairavan theyyam, Pookutti Sasthappan theyyam, and Uchitta theyyam.