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Othayammadam Sree Payyan Valappu Thondachan Devasthanam Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Thira Festival

Othayammadam Kavinisseri Sree Payyan Valappu Thondachan Devasthanam temple is located at Kavinisseri Othayammadam near Cherukunnu in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vayanattu Kulavan and other similar deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Vrischika Masam – Vrischikam 14 to Vrischikam 15 (November 30 to December 1).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed Othayammadam Sree Payyan Valapp Thondachan Devasthanam are Vayanattu Kulavan theyyam, Kandanar Kelan theyyam and Gulikan theyyam.

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