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Vellur Nalpathiratti Kalari Temple – Kaliyattam Theyyam Thira Festival

Vellur Nalpathiratti Kalari temple is located at Vellur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavathy and other Kalari gods. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 1 to Dhanu 2 (December 17 to December 18).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Vellur Nalpathiratti Kalari temple are Oorpzhassi theyyam, Thiruvattu Bhagavathy theyyam, Vettakkorumakan and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.

The temple has a chathura sreekovil for the main deity. The other deities are worshipped in smaller sreekovils, under trees and atop square platforms.

Main pujas and worship are performed here monthly on the Sankranti day as per traditional Malayalam calendar.