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Narath Muchilottu Kavu Temple – Thira – Kaliyattam – Theyyam Festival

Narath Muchilottu Kavu temple is located at Narath in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi and other deities worshipped in kavu, tharavadu and temples in Kannur regions of Kerala. The annual theyyam – thira festival in the temple is held for four days in Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 25, Dhanu 26, Dhanu 27 and Dhanu 28 (January 9, January 10, January 11 and January 12).

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 during Kaliyattam festival are Muchilottu Bhagavathy theyyam, Kannangattu Bhagavathy theyyam, Karivedan theyyam, Puliyoor Kali theyyam, Narambil Bhagavathy theyyam, Puliyoor Kannan theyyam and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.

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