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Puthukkudi Mandappan Kavu Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Puthukkudi Mandappan Kavu temple is located at Kizhunna in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Mandappan and Gulikan (forms of Shiva) and other related deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for three days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – first Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January.

Important theyyams that can be witnessed at Puthukkudi Mandappan Kavu temple are Kathivanoor Veeran, Gurukkal theyyam and Thekkan Gulikan theyyam.

The temple has a chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum – for the main deity. Other deities are worshipped in small sreekovils, square platforms and under trees. Sankranti is an important day of worship in every month. Vishu is an important festival here. The walls and roof of the main sreekovil are decorated with traditional motifs.

Pujas are held daily evening at 6 PM here.