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Kurumathur Vaithala Puthiya Bhagavthi Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Kurumathur Vaithala Puthiya temple is located at Vaithala near Kurumathur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi and other deities commonly worshipped in kavu and tharavadu in the region. The annual kaliyattam theyyam thira festival is held for three days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 10 to Dhanu 12 (December 25 to December 27).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Kurumathur Vaithala Puthiya temple are Veera Kali theyyam, Puthiya Bhagavathi theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam and Veeran theyyam.

The temple has a small chathura sreekovil for the main deity. There are other smaller square sanctums. Some deities are worshipped atop square platforms and other deities under trees.