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Peringali Arayadath Tharavadu Kavu Temple – Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Peringali Arayadath Tharavadu Kavu temple is located at Peringali near Vengad in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Ilamkarumakan, Poothadi, Karivedan and similar other deities that are worshipped in sacred places in the region. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 25 and Makaram 26 (February 8 and Feb 9).

The main temple is a chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum. There are other smaller sreekovils and raised square platforms for other deities. Some deities are worshipped under trees. Vishu is an important festival here. Sankranti in every Malayalam month is of importance.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Peringali Arayadath Tharavadu Kavu temple are Chingeri Vanavar theyyam, Ilam Karuvan theyyam, Poothadi and Karivedan theyyam.