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Kuppyattu Muthappan Madappura Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Kuppyattu Muthappan Madappura temple is located at Pathayakkunnu in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Muthappan. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for four days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 5 to Dhanu 7 (December 21 to December 23).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Kuppyattu Muthappan Madappura temple are Muthappan theyyam, Naga Bhagavathy theyyam, Thekkan Gulikan theyyam and Thiruvappana.

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.