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Valiya Veedu Puthiya Veedu Tharavadu Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Thira Festival

Valiya Veedu Puthiya Veedu Tharavadu temple is located at Panapuzha in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy and Vishnumoorthi. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is observed for two days in Malayalam Vrischika Masam – Vrischikam 14 to Vrischikam 15 (November 29 to November 30).

Important theyyams that can be witnessed at Valiya Veedu Puthiya Veedu Tharavadu temple are Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Uravankara Bhagavathy theyyam, Puthiya Bhagavathi theyyam and Thondachan Daivam theyyam.

The main deities worshipped in the temple are given space in Chathura Sreekovil (square sanctum sanctorum). The small shrines are traditionally decorated during festivals. The upa devatas are mainly worshipped atop small square platforms and under trees. Sankranti in every Malayala Masam is of great importance here.