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Thekkumbhagam Aalinkeezhil Tharavadu Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Thira Festival

Thekkumbhagam Aalinkeezhil Tharavadu temple is located at Thekkumbhagam near Azhikode in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vayanattu Kulavan and other related deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 20 and Makaram 21 (February 3 and Feb 4).

The temple has a traditionally decorated chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum. The are other smaller sreekovils for minor deities. Some important deities are worshipped atop square platforms and under trees. Sankranti in every month is of great importance.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Thekkubhagam Aalinkeezhil Tharavadu temple are Vayanattu Kulavan theyyam, Thekkan Gulikan theyyam, Kandanarkelan theyyam and Kudiveeran theyyam.