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Kalliot Bhagavathy Temple – Kaliyattam Theyyam Thira Festival

Kalliot Bhagavathy Temple is located at Kalliyot in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for four days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 5 to Dhanu 8 (December 21 to December 24).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Kalliot Bhagavathy Temple are Pottan Daivam, Raktha Chamundi theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam, and Thannithode Chamundi theyyam.

The shrine is mainly open on Sankranti days as per traditional Malayalam calendar for important puja and rituals. The temple has a chathura sreekovil or square sanctum sanctorum of the main deity. The shrine is decorated with traditional motifs. Other deities are worshipped atop square platform exposed to the elements and under trees.