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Irivery Kadekandy Madappura Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Irivery Kadekandy Madappura temple is located at Iriveri in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Muthappa and other deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for twod days in Malayalam Vrischika Masam – Vrichikam 24 to Vrichikam 25 (December 10 to December 11).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Irivery Kadekandy Madappura temple are Muthappan, Gulikan and Sasthappan.

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.