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Cheriyoor Puthiyakunnil Puthiya Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Thira Festival

Cheriyoor Puthiyakunnil Puthiya Bhagavathy temple is located on Vellavu-Cheriyoor-Koovery Road, at Cheriyoor in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Puthiya Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for three days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 16 to Dhanu 17 (December 31 to January 1).

The shrine has a chathura sreekovil for the main deities. The main sanctum sanctorum is traditionally decorated. Some deities are worshipped atop square platforms and under trees. Vishu is an important annual festival here. The temple observes various rituals especially during Sankranti in every Malayalam month.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Cheriyoor Puthiyakunnil Puthiya Bhagavathy temple are Puthiya Bhagavathy theyyam, Veera Kali theyyam, Veeran theyyam and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.