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Chuzhali Muchilottu Bhagavathi Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Chuzhali Muchilottu Bhagavathi temple is located on Niduvaloor - Chuzhali Road at Chuzhali in Kannur District, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Muchilottu Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for four days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 21 to Dhanu 24 (January 5 to January 8).

The temple has a square sanctum sanctorum (chathura sreekovil) for the main deity. The roof and walls are decorated with traditional motifs. The other deities are worshipped in small sanctums, atop uncovered small raised platforms and under trees. Sankranti (which falls in the middle of English month) in every month as per Malayalam calendar is of great importance here.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Chuzhali Muchilottu Bhagavathi temple are Kannangattu Bhagavathy theyyam, Muchilottu Bhagavathi, Narambil Bhagavathy, Puliyoor Kali and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.