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Cherupuzha Prapoyil Vayanattukulavan Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Festival

Cherupuzha Prapoyil Vayanattukulavan temple is located at Prapoyil – Cherupuzha in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vayanattukulavan and numerous other deities that are worshipped in tharavadu and kavu in the region. The annual theyyam – kaliyattam – thira festival is held for two days in Malayalam Kumbha Masam – Kumbham 13 and Kumbham 14 (February 25 and February 26).

The temple has two main small chathura sreekovil (square sanctum sanctorum). Both the sanctums have two doors each suggesting four deities are worshipped in the sanctum. There are also other small square platforms and sreekovil for worshipping other deities.

Various agricultural products are offered to the deities during auspicious occasions. 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 Mattumurthy theyyam, Pottan theyyam, Muthappan theyyam, Veeran theyyam, Vayanattu Kulavan theyyam, Karim Chamundi theyyam and Gulikan theyyam.