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Aduthila Chittothidam Devasthanam Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Aduthila Chittothidam Devasthanam temple is located on Aduthila Road, Ezhome, Madappuram, Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavathi, Vishnumoorthi and other deities. The theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held in Malayalam Dhanu Masam for two days – Dhanu 1 to Dhanu 2 (December 17 to December 18).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Aduthila Chittothidam Devasthanam temple are Bhairavan theyyam, Pottan theyyam, Bhootham theyyam, Sasthappan, Thai Paradevatha theyyam, Ucchita theyyam and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.

The temple has square sanctum sanctorum – chathura sreekovil – for the main deity. Some deities are worshipped under trees and atop square platforms. There are smaller sreekovils for other deities. Sankranti in every month is of great importance here.