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Pinarayi Kizhakkumbhagam Allulathil Raktha Chamundi Kavu Temple – Theyyam Festival

Pinarayi Kizhakkumbhagam Allulathil Raktha Chamundi Kavu temple is located at Kizhakkumbhagam near Pinarayi in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy in Raktha Chamundi 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 Makara Masam – Makaram 5 and Makaram 6 (January 19 and January 20).

The temple mainly has small square platforms and small 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 Raktha Chamundi theyyam, Thekkan Gulikan theyyam and Sasthappan or Kuttichathan theyyam.