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Koovery Vallikkadavu Puthiya Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Koovery Vallikkadavu Puthiya Bhagavathy temple is located at Kooveri in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Puthiya Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for four days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 11 to Dhanu 14 (December 26 to December 29).

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

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Koovery Vallikkadavu Puthiya Bhagavathy temple are Chonnamma Bhagavathy theyyam, Puthiya Bhagavathy theyyam, Thekkan Gulikan theyyam, Veera Kali theyyam, Veeran theyyam and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.