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Thankayam Sree Kakkunnathu Kizhakkeppura Tharavad Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Festival

Thankayam Sree Kakkunnathu Kizhakkeppura Tharavad temple is located at Thankayam near Thrikaripur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavathy and Daivam and popular deities that are worshipped in kavu and tharavadu in Kannur region. The annual theyyam kaliyattam thira festival in the temple is held for two days in Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 1, and Dhanu 2 (December 16 and December 17).

The theyyams that are performed in this temple during kaliyattam festival are Aayitti Bhagavathy theyyam, Achan Daivam theyyam, Ankakkulangara Bhagavathy theyyam, Gulikan theyyam, Kundor Chamundi theyyam, Raktha Chamundi theyyam and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.

This is a small traditional Kerala style temple with a decorated small chathura sreekovil. There are no major structures. Other deities popularly worshipped in tharavadu in Kannur region are also worshipped in the temple in small sreekovils and square platforms.

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

Sankranti and Vishu are important days in the temple.