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Aroli Sree Melchira Kottam Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Festival

Aroli Sree Melchira Kottam temple is located at Aroli near Velapuram in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Thekkan Kariyathan. The annual theyyam kaliyattam festival is held in Malayalam Vrischika Masam (November - December).

The main theyyam that is performed in the temple is the Thekkan Kariyathan theyyam.

The popular belief is that the main members of the Chenicheri tharavadu had gone to participate in the Ambalapuzha battle and here they got help from Thekkan Kariyathan. When they returned back to their tharavadu, they built a shrine for Thekkan Kariyathan.