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Padikkeri Puthiya Bhagavathy Kavu Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Padikkeri Puthiya Bhagavathy Kavu temple is located at Poomangalam near Panniyoor in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Puthiya Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Kumbha Masam – Kumbham 18 to Kumbham 19 (March 2 and March 3).

The important theyyam that can be witnessed at Padikkeri Puthiya Bhagavathy Kavu temple is the Puthiya Bhagavathy theyyam.

This is a small traditional style temple (Chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum) for the main deity. Other deities are worshipped atop square platforms and under trees. Important rituals are performed on Sankranti day as per traditional Malayalam calendar.