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Parapram Porkkali Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Parapram Porkkali Bhagavathy temple is located at Parapram in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Porkkali Bhagavathy and other related deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 2 to Dhanu 3 (December 17 to December 18).

The shrine has a chathura sreekovil for the main deities. The main sanctum sanctorum is traditionally decorated. Some deities are worshipped atop square platforms and under trees. Vishu is an important annual festival here. The temple observes various rituals especially during Sankranti in every Malayalam month.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Parapram Porkkali Bhagavathy temple are Elladath Bhagavathy theyyam, Karanavar theyyam, Kandakarnan theyyam, Porkkali Bhagavathy theyyam, Sasthappan, Thekkan Gulikan and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.