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4th Mile Ayyappa Madam Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

4th Mile Ayyappa Madam Velluvakkandy Tharavadu temple is located on Thalasseri – Mysore highway near Kanakamadam in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Ayyappa. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 5 to Dhanu 6 (December 21 to December 22).

Important theyyams that can be witnessed at 4th Mile Ayyappa Madam Temple are Manathana Pothi, Muthappan theyyam, Sasthappan, Thekkan Gulikan and Thiruvappana.

The temple has a chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum – for the main deity. Vrischika Masam is an important period here. 41 days of Mandala puja is held here.