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Pacheni Sree Madayil Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyatam Festival - Rare Manikundan

Pacheni Sree Madayil Bhagavathy temple is located at Pacheni in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Madayil Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 23 and Makaram 24 (February 6 and February 7). The shrine is famous for the rare Manikundan theyyam.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Pacheni Sree Madayil Bhagavathy temple are Manikundan theyyam, Madayil Chamundi theyyam and Puliyoor Kali theyyam.

The main deity is worshipped in a small chathura sreekovil. Other deities are worshiped atop small square platforms and under trees. The shrine has got a traditional covering. Important pujas and rituals are performed on Sankranti day in every Malayalam month.