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Mathamangalam Vellora Kannangattu Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Mathamangalam Vellora Kannangattu Bhagavathy temple is located at Mathamangalam in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Kannangattu Bhagavathy and other popular deities worshipped in kavu and tharavadu in the region. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for four days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 18 to Makaram 21 (February 1 to Feb 4).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Mathamangalam Vellora Kannangattu Bhagavathy temple are Kannangattu Bhagavathi theyyam, Raktha Chamundi theyyam, Kundor Chamundi theyyam, Puliyoor Kali theyyam, Puliyoor Kannan theyyam, Gulikan theyyam and Kuruvanthodu Bhagavathy theyyam.

The temple has a chathura sreekovil (square sanctum sanctorum) for the main deity. The walls and roof of the shrine are decorated with traditional motifs. There are other smaller sanctums for other deities. Some deities are worshipped atop small square platforms and under trees. The temple performs special pujas and rituals on Sankranti day.