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Kakkat Puthiyaveedu Vishnumurthy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Kakkat Puthiyaveedu Vishnumurthy temple is located at Kakkat near Madikkai in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vishnumoorthi. The theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held in Malayalam Vrishchika Masam for five days – Vrishchikam 21 to Vrischikam 25 (December 6 to December 10).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Kakkat Puthiyaveedu Vishnumurthy temple are Gulikan theyyam, Bhagavathi 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.