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Mekunnu Kandoth Sree Paradevatha Temple – Theyyam – Thira Festival

Mekunnu Kandoth Sree Paradevatha temple is located at Mekunnu near Thalassery in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vettakkorumakan and other deities worshipped in kavu, tharavadu and temples in Kannur regions of Kerala. The annual theyyam – thira festival in the temple is held in Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 27, Dhanu 28 and Dhanu 29 (January 11, January 12 and January 13).

This is a small beautiful Kerala style temple with traditional architecture. There is a chathura sreekovil for the main deity. There are also small sreekovils and square platforms for worshipping subsidiary deities.

The important theyyams performed in the temple are Kandakarnan theyyam, Pottan theyyam, Sasthappan – Kuttichathan theyyam, Thekkan Gulikan theyyam and Vasoorimala theyyam.

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