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Moozhikkara Sree Oniyan Bhagavathi Temple – Kaliyattam – Theyyam Festival

Moozhikkara Sree Oniyan Bhagavathi temple is located at Moozhikkara near Kodiyeri, Thalassery, in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual kaliyattam – theyyam festival in the temple is held for three days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 10, Makaram 11 and Makaram 12 (January 24 to January 26).

This is a small temple with a chathura sreekovil. There are no other major structures here. Subsidiary deities have their designated places.

The theyyams that are part of the annual Kaliyattam festival here are Karanavar theyyam, Sasthappan – Kuttichathan theyyam, Thekkan Gulikan theyyam, Vasoorimala theyyam and Khandakarnan theyyam.

The shrine observes various other rituals and pujas based on Shakteya rituals. Vishu is an important festival in the temple.