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Karivellur Ayathravayal Kottam Temple – Kaliyattam Theyyam Festival

Karivellur Ayathravayal Kottam temple is located at Karivellur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to deities that are worshipped in tharavadu and kavu in the region. The annual theyyam – kaliyattam – thira festival is held for two days in Malayalam Vrischika Masam – Vrischikam 18 and Vrischikam 19 (December 4 and December 5).

The important theyyams that are part of the annual kaliyattam festival are Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Madayil Chamundi, Vallarkulangara Bhagavathy, and Vettakkorumakan theyyam.

The temple has a main small chathura sreekovil (square sanctum sanctorum). 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.