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Anidil Padinhata Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Festival

Anidil Padinhata temple, also known as Annur Anidil Padinhattayil Chekkippara Bhagavathy temple, is located on Thattarkadavu - Payyanur Roadd, South Thrikkaripur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi and various other deities commonly worshipped in kavu, tharavadu and sacred places in the region. The annual theyyam kaliyattam festival is held for three days in Malayalam Kumbha Masam – Kumbham 23 to Kumbham 25 (March 7 to March 9).

This is a small temple with a square sanctum sanctorum – chathura sreekovil. Some deities are worshipped on raised square platforms which are exposed to sun and rain. Some deities are worshipped under tree. Sankranti in a Malayalam masam is of great importance here. Vishu is another important festival.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Anidil Padinhattayil Chekkippara Bhagavathy temple are Angakkulangara Bhagavathy, Chekkippara Bhagavathy theyyam, Gulikan theyyam, Madayil Chamundi theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Kundor Chamundi theyyam, Vellarangara Bhagavathi theyyam and Raktha Chamundi theyyam.