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Cherukunnu Edakkepuram Melethu Valappu Tharavadu Temple - Theyyam Kaliyattam Thira festival

Cherukunnu Edakkepuram Melethu Valappu Tharavadu temple is located at Cherukunnu, Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vayanattukulavan. The annual theyyam kaliyattam thira festival in the temple is held for two days in Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 18 and Dhanu 19 (January 2 and January 3).

This is a small traditional Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil. There are no major structures. Other deities popularly worshipped in Kavu and temples in Kannur region are also worshipped in the temple in small sreekovils and square platforms. Sankranti and Vishu are important days in the temple.

The theyyams that are performed in this temple are Kandanar Kelan theyyam, Kudiveeran theyyam and Vayanatukulavan theyyam.

The annual festival days are noted various unique pujas and rituals, melam, decoration, fireworks and traditional temple performing art forms.