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Elakkuzhi Aattinkara Puthiyakavil Sree Muchilottu Bhagavathi Temple – Theyyam – Kaliyattam Festival

Elakkuzhi Aattinkara Puthiyakavil Sree Muchilottu Bhagavathi Temple is located at Elakkuzhi near Mattannur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi or Muchilottu Devi. The annual theyyam, thira thottam, kaliyattam festival is held from December 24 to December 26 – Malayalam Dhanu masam (Dhanu 9 to Dhanu 11).

This is a typical small Kerala style temple with a sreekovil or sanctum sanctorum. Bhagavathi is worshiped in Kannadi Shila roopam in the main sanctum. Other deities worshipped in kavu in the region are found in other smaller sanctums. Certain deities are worshipped on small square platforms and under tree.

The shrine is located on the banks of Anjarakandy River.

Kalavara Nirakkal Ghoshayathra is part of the annual festival.

The important theyyams performed in the temple are Kannangattu Bhagavathi, Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Puliyoor Kannan theyyam, Muchilottu Bhagavathi theyyam, Narambil Bhagavathy theyyam, Oorpazhachi theyyam and Puliyoor Kali theyyam.