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Mukkunnu Anakkeel Bhagavathy Temple – Kaliyattam – Theyyam Festival

Mukkunnu Anakkeel Bhagavathy temple is located near Thaliparamba in Kannur district, Kerala. This shrine is dedicated to the ferocious form of Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual theyyam kaliyattam festival in the temple is held from January 26 to January 29 (Malayalam month Makaram 12 to 15).

The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi and numerous other deities that are worshipped in kavu in this region. Some subsidiary deities are worshipped on small square platforms and under trees. The shrine has a pond. The Kuppam River or Kuppam puzha flows nearby.

The shrine is an important Shakti shrine in the region.

The important theyyams performed in this temple are Marapuli theyyam, Pullikarinkali theyyam, Puthiya Bhagavathy theyyam, Karinthiri Nair theyyam, Pulikandan theyyam, Puliyoor Kali theyyam and Puliyoor Kannan theyyam.