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Marathakkad Sri Ivar Paradevatha Temple– Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Marathakkad Sri Ivar Paradevatha temple is located at Marathakkad in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy and Puli Daivangal. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for four days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 25 to Makaram 28 (February 8 to Feb 11).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Marathakkad Sri Ivar Paradevatha temple are Kala Puli, Kandapuli theyyam, Karinthiri Nair theyyam, Maarapuli theyyam, Pulikandan theyyam, Puliyoor Kali theyyam and Puliyoor Kannan theyyam.

This is a small temple with small chathura sreekovils (square sanctum sanctorum) for the main deity. The walls and roof of the shrine are decorated with traditional temple motifs. Other deities worshipped in the temple can be found atop small square platforms which are exposed to elements. Some deities are worshipped under trees. There are also other smaller sreekovils. Sankranti in every Malayalam month is of great importance here.