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Pallikara Kottilangad Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Pallikara Kottilangad Bhagavathy temple is located at Pallikara Kottilangad near Nileshwar in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held in Malayalam Vrishchika Masam for two days – Vrishchikam 21 to Vrischikam 22 (December 6 to December 7).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Pallikara Kottilangad Bhagavathy temple are Gulikan theyyam, Raktha Chamundi and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.

The temple has square sanctum sanctorum – chathura sreekovil – for the main deity. Some deities are worshipped under trees and atop square platforms. There are smaller sreekovils for other deities. Sankranti in every month is of great importance here.