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Annur Padinharekkara Puthalath Tharavadu Devasthanam Temple – Kaliyattam Theyyam Thira Festival

Annur Padinharekkara Puthalath Tharavadu Devasthanam temple is located at Padinharekara near Annur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavathi, Vishnumoorthi, Chamundi and other deities that are commonly worshipped in tharavadu, kavu and sacred places in Kannur region. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 6 to Dhanu 7 (December 20 to December 22).

Important theyyams that can be witnessed at Annur Padinharekara Puthalath Tharavadu Devasthanam temple are Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Gulikan theyyam, Madayil Chamundi theyyam, Bhairavan theyyam, Sree Bhootham theyyam and Vellarangara Bhagavathi theyyam.

This a family-maintained temple with a small chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum. Some deities are worshipped on small square platforms and under trees. Pujas are held mainly during Sankranti as per traditional Malayalam calendar.