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Naduvanad Kottiyurnjal Bhagavathy Kavu Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival – Famous For Dandan Theyyam

Naduvanad Kottiyurnjal Bhagavathy Kavu temple is located at Naduvanad near Chavassery in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festivalat Naduvanad Kottiyurnhal Bhagavathy Kavu temple is held for three days in Malayalam Meena Masam – Meenam 15 to Meenam 17 (March 29 to March 31).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Naduvanad Kottiyurnjal Bhagavathy Kavu temple are Muthappan, Thalakkottu Bhagavathy theyyam, Gulikan, Dandan theyyam, Malappilan theyyam, Khandakarnan theyyam and Valiya Bhagavathy (Vana Devata).

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.