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Elayavur Mavila Veedu Dharmadaivam Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Thira Festival

Elayavur Mavila Veedu Dharmadaivam temple is located at Elayavur near Chelora in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Thaiparadevatha and other deities that are worshipped in kavu, tharavadu and sacred places in the region. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days on the last day of Thula Masam and the first day of Malayalam Vrischika Masam – Thulam 30 and Vrischikam 1 (November 16 and November 17).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Elayavur Mavila Veedu Dharma Daivam temple are Karanavar, Thai Paradevatha theyyam and Thekkan Gulikan.

The temple has a chathura sreekovil (square sanctum sanctorum). Some deities are worshipped atop small square platforms and under trees. There are other smaller sreekovils. The temple performs special pujas and rituals on Sankranti day. This is a family maintained private small temple.