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Kallakkottam Puthiya Bhagavathy Temple – Kaliyattam – Theyyam – Thira Festival

Kallakkottam Puthiya Bhagavathy temple is located at Kallakkottam near Parakkadavu – Payyavur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Puthiya Bhagavathy (Devi). The annual thira theyyam kaliyattam festival in the temple is held for two days in Malayalam Kumbha Masam – Kumbham 24 and Kumbham 25 (March 8 and March 9).

This is a small shrine with a traditional Chathura Sreekovil for the main deity. Upa Devatas are worshipped on raised square platforms and under trees. Sankranthi is the most important day in a month.

The important theyyams performed at the shrine are Dharma Daivam and Gulikan theyyam. The festival begins with Kalavara Nirakkal ghoshayathra from Payyavoor Shiva temple. Ucchha thottam is also performed in the temple.