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Chalakkad Madam Sree Chekkippara Bhagavathi Temple – Theyyam Festival

Chalakkad Madam Sree Chekkippara Bhagavathi temple is located at Muzhakkom in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy and numerous other deities that are worshipped in tharavadu and kavu in the region. The annual theyyam – kaliyattam – thira festival is held for four days, once in three years, in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 7 to Makaram 10 (January 21 to January 24).

The temple has three main shrines – chathura sreekovil. The small sanctum sanctorum is noted for its designs and architecture.

The most important day in a month is the sankranti. Vishu is another important festival here.

The important theyyams that are part of the annual kaliyattam festival are Chekkippara Bhagavathy theyyam, Puiyoor Kali theyyam, Pullikarinkali theyyam, Raktha Chamundi theyyam and Veerabhadran or Vairajathan theyyam.