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Cherukunnu Pulerekeezhil Temple – Theyyam – Kaliyattam Festival

Cherukunnu Pulerekeezhil temple is located near Cherukunnu in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to various deities that are commonly worshipped in kavu, tharavadu and sacred places in the region. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Kumbha Masam – Kumbham 22 to Kumbham 23 (March 6 to March 7).

This is a small shrine with a chathura sreekovil. There are other smaller structures for other deities including small square raised platforms. Some deities are worshipped under trees.

The main theyyams that can be witnessed at Cherukunnu Pulerekeezhil temple are Gulikan theyyam, Chamundi theyyam and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.