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Palayi Sree Porkkali Bhagavathi Temple – Theyyam – Kaliyattam Festival

Palayi Sree Porkkali Bhagavathi temple at Palayi near Kuthuparamba in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Porkkali Bhagavathi and other famous deities worshipped in the tharavadu and kavu in the region. The annual theyyam festival in the temple is held for three days in Malayala Masam Meenam – Meenam 3 to Meenam 5 (March 17 to March 19).

The temple has two tastefully decorated chathura sreekovil. There are spaces for other deities mainly on square platforms and in small sreekovils. The main pujas in the temple are performed on Sankranti day as per Malayalam Calendar. Vishu is an important festival in the temple.

The main theyyams that are part of the Palayi Sree Porkkali Bhagavathi temple during annual kaliyattam and theyyam festival are Porkkali Bhagavathy, Gulikan, Vasoorimala and Vishnu Moorthi theyyam.