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Chalathur Sree Puthiya Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Chalathur Sree Puthiya Bhagavathy temple is located on Muthukada road at Chalathur near Pattuvam in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Puthiya Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for four days in Malayalam Makaram Masam – Makaram 14 to Makaram 16 (January 30 to February 2).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Chalathur Sree Puthiya Bhagavathy temple are Gulikan theyyam, Veerali, Veeran theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam and Puthiya Bhagavathy theyyam.

The main deity is worshipped in a small chathura sreekovil – the roofs and walls of it are traditionally decorated. Other deities are worshiped atop small square platforms and under trees. There are other smaller sreekovils too here. Important pujas and rituals are performed on Sankranti day in every Malayalam month.