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Talap Olachery Kavu Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Festival

Talap Olachery Kavu temple is located at Talap in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Kathivanoor Veeran, Bhagavathi and Muthappan. The annual temple theyyam kaliyattam thira festival is held for three days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 27 to Makaram 29 (February 10 to Feb 12).

This is a small shrine with a square sanctum sanctorum (chathura sreekovil) for the main deities. Other deities are worshipped in smaller chathura sreekovil. Some deities are worshiped atop raised square platforms. Certain deities are worshiped under trees. Sankranti in every Malayalam month is of significance here. Vishu festival is of importance here.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed Talap Olachery Kavu temple are Gurikkal theyyam, Karanavar theyyam, Kathivanoor Veeran theyyam, Elladath Bhagavathy theyyam, Thiruvappana, Muthappan and Thekkan Gulikan.