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Cheruthazham Kodakkadu Muchilottu Kavu Bhagavathy Temple – Kaliyattam Thira Theyyam Festival

Cheruthazham Kodakkadu Muchilottu Kavu Bhagavathy temple is located at Cheruthazham near Pilathara in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Muchilottu Bhagavathy and other deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for three days in Malayalam Vrischika Masam – Vrichikam 27 to Vrichikam 29 (December 13 to December 15).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Cheruthazham Kodakkadu Muchilottu Kavu Bhagavathy are Muchilottu Bhagavathi theyyam, Vishumoorthi Theyyam, Puliyoor Kannan, Kundor Chamundi, Kannagat Bhagavathy and Narambil Bhagavathy 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.