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Ambalathara Bidiyal Vishnumurthy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Ambalathara Bidiyal Vishnumurthy temple is located at Ambalathara near Kanhangad in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vishnumoorthi (Narasimha form of Bhagavan Vishnu) and Gulikan. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Vrischika Masam – Vrischikam 10 and Vrischikam 11 (November 25 to November 26).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Ambalathara Bidiyal Vishnumurthy temple are Vishnumoorthi theyyam and Gulikan theyyam.

The temple has a chathura sreekovil (square sanctum sanctorum) for the main deity. Some deities are worshipped atop small square platforms and under trees. The temple performs special pujas and rituals on Sankranti day.