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Mattannur Pazhassi Madam Porkali Devi Temple – Kaliyattam – Theyyam Festival

Mattannur Pazhassi Madam Porkali Devi temple is located at Mattannur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy in Porkkali Devi form 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 Vrischika Masam – Vrischikam 24 and Vrischikam 25 (December 10 and December 11).

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.

The important theyyams that are part of the annual kaliyattam festival are Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Gulikan theyyam and Sasthappan or Kuttichathan theyyam.