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Chalad Kunnathu Bhavur Karinkali Temple – Theyyam – Kaliyattam Festival

Chalad Kunnathu Bhavur Karinkali temple is located at Chalad in Kannur district, Kerala. The annual theyyam kaliyattam festival here is unique as one can witness some rare theyyams like Bhavur Karinkali, Eravari theyyam, Kaikkolan theyyam, Ponmakal, Ponmakan and Nagarajan theyyam. The yearly theyyam kaliyattam thira festival at Kunnathu Bhavoor Karinkali temple is held for three days in Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 17 to Dhanu 19 (January 1 to January 3).

This is an ancient shrine with a rectangular sreekovil. There are numerous deities worshipped in the temple including Goddess Bhagavathi, manifestations of various other deities and Nagas or serpents.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Chalad Kunnathu Bhavur Karinkali temple are Bappooran theyyam, Bhavur Karinkali theyyam, Eravari theyyam, Kaikkolan theyyam, Nagakanya theyyam, Nagarajan theyyam, Ponmakal, Ponmakan, Ottakolam and Thekkan Gulikan theyyam.