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Kankol Kalari Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Kankol Kalari Bhagavathy temple is near Shiva Temple at Kankole in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for seven days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 10 to Dhanu 16 (December 25 to December 31).

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

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Kankol Kalari Bhagavathy temple are Pulikandan theyyam, Panayakkat Bhagavathy theyyam, Vallarkulangara Bhagavathy theyyam and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.