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Maniyalam Vayanattukulavan Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Festival

Maniyalam Vayanattukulavan temple is located near Chala in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vayanattu Kulavan and other warrior deities. The annual theyyam kaliyattam festival in the temple is held for three days in Malayalam Meena Masam – Meenam 17 to Meenam 19 (March 31 to April 2).

The temple has a traditional chathura sreekovil with a finely carved roof. The other deities are worshipped on square raised platforms open to elements and under trees. The important pujas and ceremonies are held on Sankranti day as per Malayalam calendar.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed here are Vayanatu Kulavan, Thekkan Gulikan and Karnavar theyyam.