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Karivellur Neyyamruth Kottam Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Karivellur Neyyamruth Kottam temple is located at Karivellur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vettaikkorumakan. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for a day in Malayalam Kumbha Masam – Kumbham 14 (February 26).

The main deities are worshipped in a square sanctum sanctorum – chathura sreekovil. Some deities are worshipped on square platforms which are open to the elements. Certain deities are given space under trees. Vishu is an important festival here. Sankranti in every Malayalam month is of great significance. The roof and the walls of the main temple is traditionally decorated.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Karivellur Neyyamruth Kottam temple are Vettaikkorumakan theyyam and Oorpzhassi theyyam.