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Oravankara Bhagavathy Kavu Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Festival

Panapuzha Oravankara Bhagavathy Kavu temple is located at Oravankara near Panapuzha in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for four days in Medam Masam – Medam 1 to 4 (April 14 to April 17). The annual festival begins with the kalavara nirakkal ritual. This is the only shrine where one can witness the Thandarachan theyyam.

This is a small temple with a chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum. There are other small shrines and square platforms for other important deities worshipped in kavu in Kannur region. Sankranti and Vishu are the important days in the temple.

The important theyyams performed in the temple are Kundor Chamundi, Kurathi Amma theyyam, Puthiya Bhagavathy theyyam, Thandarachan theyyam, Veera Kali theyyam, Veeran Daivam and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.