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Theeyankandy Kathivanoor Veeran Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Theeyankandy Kathivanoor Veeran temple is located at Chera near Vellikkeel in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Kathivannoor Veeran. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 25 and Dhanu 26 (January 9 and January 10).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Theeyankandy Kathivannoor Veeran temple are Kathivanoor Veeran theyyam, Gulikan and Gurukkal theyyam.

The temple has a chathura sreekovil or square sanctum sanctorum for the main deity. The roof of the shrine is decorated with traditional motifs. There are other small square sanctums in the temple compound. Certain deities are worshipped atop square platforms and under trees. The important pujas and rituals are observed on Sankranti day as per Malayalam calendar.