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Kavinisseri Muchilottu Bhagavathy Kavu Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Kavinisseri Muchilottu Bhagavathy Kavu temple is located at Kavinisseri near on Odayammadam - Kavinissery Road near Cherukunnu in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Muchilottu Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held in Malayalam Vrischika Masam – Vrischikam 21 to Vrischikam 24 (December 7 to December 10).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Kavinisseri Muchilottu Bhagavathy Kavu temple are Kannangattu Bhagavathy theyyam, Muchilottu Bhagavathi theyyam, Narambil Bhagavathi theyyam, Madayil Chamundi theyyam, Karivedan theyyam, Puliyoor Kali theyyam, Puliyoor Kannan theyyam and Vishnumoorthi 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.