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Alakkad Kannangattu Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Thira Festival

Alakkad Kannangattu Bhagavathy temple is located at Alakkad in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Kannangattu Bhagavathy and numerous other deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for four days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 21 to Makaram 24 (February 4 to February 7).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Alakkad Kannangattu Bhagavathy temple are Kannangattu Bhagavathy theyyam, Narambil Bhagavathi theyyam, Kuvalamthattu Bhagavathy theyyam, Gulikan theyyam, Raktha Chamundi theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Pulikandan theyyam and Kundor Chamundi 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.