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Kanichira Kavu Kalichan Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Kanichira Kavu Kalichan temple is located at Kanichira in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Kalichan Daivam and numerous other related deities. The annual Kaliyattam thira theyyam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Vrischika Masam – Vrischikam 14 and Vrischikam 15 (November 30 and December 1).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Kanichirakkavu Kalichan temple are Kalichan Daivam, Gulikan, Kandanar Kelan, Vayanattu Kulavan and Vishnumoorthi.

Important are worshipped atop small raised square platform which are exposed to the elements. Some deities are worshipped under trees. Sankranti in every Malayalam month is of great importance in the shrine. Main rituals and pujas are held only on the day.