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Koyithatta Sree Porkali Bhagavathi Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Festival

Koyithatta Sree Porkali Bhagavathi temple is located at Koyithatta near Vadakumbad in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Porkkali Bhagavathy and Vishnumoorthi. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam four days in Malayalam Kumbha Masam – Kumbham 16 to Kumbham 20 (February 28 to March 4).

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 of the main temple is traditionally decorated.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Koyithatta Sree Porkali Bhagavathi temple are Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Gulikan theyyam and Sri Porkali Bhagavathi theyyam.