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Athiyambur Makkakkodan Tharavadu Devasthanam Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Athiyambur Makkakkodan Tharavadu Devasthanam temple is located at Athiyambur near Kanhangad in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi, Vishnumoorthi and several other deities that are worshipped in thravadu, kavu and sacred places in the region. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Vrischika Masam – Vrischikam 20 and Vrischikam 21 (December 6 and December 7).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Athiyambur Makkakkodan Tharavadu Devasthanam temple are Vishnumoorthi, Moovalamkuzhi Chamundi theyyam, Pottan theyyam and Aryakkara Bhagavathi theyyam.

The main deities are worshipped inside an old tharavadu type house. There are other smaller sanctums for other deities. Some deities are worshipped atop small square platforms and under trees. The temple performs special pujas and rituals on Sankranti day.