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Padinhattam Kozhuval Karippothu Tharavadu Temple – Kaliyattam Theyyam Thira Festival

Padinhattam Kozhuval Karippothu Tharavadu temple is located at Padinhattam near Nileshwar in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavathy, Bhootham, Vishnumoorthi and numerous other deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Vrischika Masam – Vrischikam 3 to Vrischikam 4 (November 18 to November 19).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Padinhattam Kozhuval Karippothu Tharavadu temple are Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Nagacheri Bhagavathy theyyam, Dhandyanghanathu Bhagavathy theyyam, Pottan Daivam and Anchanangum Bhootham theyyam.

The temple has a chathura sreekovil (square sanctum sanctorum). Some deities are worshipped atop small square platforms and under trees. There are other smaller sreekovils. The temple performs special pujas and rituals on Sankranti day.