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Karayil Mundikkal Madayil Chamundi Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Karayil Mundikkal Madayil Chamundi temple is located at Karayil near Payyanur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Chamundi. The theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held in Malayalam Vrishchika Masam for two days – Vrishchikam 20 to Vrischikam 21 (December 5 to December 6).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Karayil Mundikkal Madayil Chamundi temple are Gulikan theyyam, Madayil Chamundi 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.