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Kandamkulangara Mathuvadathu Kalari Temple – Thira Theyyam Kaliyattam Festival

Kandamkulangara Mathuvadathu Kalari temple is located at Kandankulangara near Kunhimangalam in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavathy and related deities. The annual kaliyattam theyyam thira festival is held once in two year for two days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 10 to Dhanu 111 (December 25 to December 26).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Kandankulangara Mathuvadathu Kalari temple are Raktha Chamundi theyyam, Puthiya Bhagavathy theyyam, Kundor Chamundi theyyam, Kakkara Bhagavathy theyyam, Bhairavan theyyam, Sathappan, Thai Paradevatha, Uchitta theyyam and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.

The temple has a small chathura sreekovil for the main deity. There is another smaller square sanctum. A deity is worshipped atop square platform and other deities under trees.