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Pilicode Karakkakavu Bhagavathi Temple – Theyyam – Ottakolam Festival

Pilicode Karakkakavu Bhagavathi temple is located at Pilicode in Kannur district, Kerala. The annual theyyam – thira festival in the temple is held once in three years. The last one was held in 2020 and the next one will be held in 2023. The festival is held for two days in Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 21 and Dhanu 22 (January 5 and January 6).

The festival is famous as Sree karakkakkavu Vadakke Nada Ottakolam and is famous for unique rituals and pujas.


The main theyyam festival performed in the temple is Thee Chamundi or Ottakkolam.

The shrine has a couple of chathura sreekovil for the deities. There is a beautiful pond in the temple premises. Sankranthi days in traditional Malayalam calendar and Vishu are important days in the temple.