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Vallyayi Porkali Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Festival

Vallyayi Porkali Bhagavathy temple is located at Vallyayi in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Porkkali Bhagavathi. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Kumbha Masam – Kumbham 26 and Kumbham 27 (March 10 and March 11).

This is a small shrine with a chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum – for the main deity. The other deities are worshipped on small raised square platforms open to elements and under trees.

The main theyyams that can be witnessed at Vallyayi Porkali Bhagavathy temple are Kuttichathan, Vishnumoorthi, Porkali Bhagavathy and Gulikan theyyam.