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Kaithapram Idamana Illam Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Kaithapram Idamana Illam temple is located at Kaithapram near Panapuzha in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vishnumoorthi. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Meena Masam – Meenam 15 to Meenam 16 (March 29 to March 30).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Kaithapram Idamana Illam temple are Dhoomra – Dhooma Bhagavathi theyyam, Panjuruli theyyam, Kalarathri Bhagavathy theyyam, Monthi Gulikan theyyam, Monthi Kolam theyyam and Padinjare Chamundi theyyam.

This is a family maintained private temple and there are no major structures here. 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.