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Tholambra Kaipengattu Bhagavathy Kavu Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Festival

Tholambra Kaipengattu Bhagavathy Kavu temple is located at Tholambra, in Kannur district, Kerala. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival in the temple is elaborate with numerous theyyam kolams and some of them are rare. The theyyam thira kaliyattam festival at Tholambra Kaipengattu Bhagavathy Kavu is held for two days in Malayalam Meena Masam – Meenam 16 and Meenam 17 – March 30 to March 31.

This is a small temple with a rectangular sanctum sanctorum. The main deities worshipped in the temple are Bhagavathi and other deities that are commonly worshiped in tharavadu, kavu and sacred places in Kannur region. There are small chathura sreekovil and raised platforms dedicated to various deities. Some deities are worshipped under tree.

The main theyyam kolams that appear at Tholambra Kaipengattu Bhagavathy Kavu temple are Malappilaan theyyam, Kuttichathan theyyam, Thekkan Gulikan theyyam, Khandakarnan theyyam, Vasoorimala Theyyam and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.