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Keezhathur Paroli Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Festival

Keezhathur Paroli Bhagavathy temple is located at Keezhathur near Mambaram in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam-thira festival in the temple is held for two days in Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 21 and Dhanu 22 (January 5 and January 6).

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.

The theyyams that are performed in this temple are Gulikan theyyam, Sasthappan theyyam, Kandakarnan theyyam, Bappuran theyyam, Angakkaran theyyam, Karimkutty theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Elladath Bhagavathy theyyam, Karnavar theyyam and Manathana Pothi theyyam.

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

Sankranti and Vishu are important days in the temple.