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Pallikkara Puthiyadavan Tharavadu Devasthanam Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Thira Festival

Pallikkara Puthiyadavan Tharavadu Devasthanam temple is located at Pallikkara near Nileshwar in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to deities that are worshipped in kavu, tharavadu and sacred places in the region. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Vrischika Masam – Vrischikam 1 and Vrischikam 2 (November 17 and November 18).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Pallikkara Puthiyadavan Tharavadu Devasthanam temple are Achan Daivam, Gulikan theyyam, Kurathi theyyam, Pottan theyyam and Vishnumoorthi 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. This is a family maintained private small temple.