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Mattannur Velliyamparambu Tharavadu Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Velliyamparambu Tharavadu temple is located at Velliyamparamb near Mattannur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival at Velliyam Parambu Tharavadu temple is held for two days in Malayalam Vrischika Masam – Vrischikam 25 to Vrischikam 26 (December 10 to December 11).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Velliyamparambu Tharavadu temple are Vasoorimala theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Thekkan Gulikan, Sasthappan and Pottan theyyam.

The shrine has a chathura sreekovil or square sanctum sanctorum for the main deities. Upa devatas are worshipped atop square platforms and under trees. Sankranti is an important day in a month in the temple.